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    Can anyone identify this tuba?

    My section mate Audrey recently was given an old tuba - small bell flare and three rotary valves. We can't find any manufacturer's markings. It's pitched in BBb. Can anyone identify it? Manufacturer and vintage, perhaps? Those pennies on the rotors were already glued on when Audrey got the horn. Thanks.
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    Dean L. Surkin
    Mack Brass MACK-EU1150S, BB1 (DE 101XTG9 mouthpiece in the drawer)
    Bach 36B trombone; Bach 6.5AL mouthpiece (pBone on loan to granddaughter)
    Steinway 1902 Model A, restored by AC Pianocraft in 1988; Kawai MP8, Yamaha KX-76
    See my avatar: Jazz (the black cockapoo) and Delilah (the cavapoo) keep me company while practicing

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    I'd say pre-war german or bohemian. Any chance it's for sale?
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    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbocaner View Post
    I'd say pre-war german or bohemian. Any chance it's for sale?
    I will ask her. Audrey works at Sam Ash and she sees a lot of unusual instruments that people come in trying to sell.
    Dean L. Surkin
    Mack Brass MACK-EU1150S, BB1 (DE 101XTG9 mouthpiece in the drawer)
    Bach 36B trombone; Bach 6.5AL mouthpiece (pBone on loan to granddaughter)
    Steinway 1902 Model A, restored by AC Pianocraft in 1988; Kawai MP8, Yamaha KX-76
    See my avatar: Jazz (the black cockapoo) and Delilah (the cavapoo) keep me company while practicing

  4. I agree with German/Bohemian. Without to much nickel silver trim and fancy details it was a "budget" model of some small maker, copying the main features of the omnipresent Bohland&Fuchs. The horseshoe plates on the valve casings tell a birth date after ca.1910, the overall style says 1920s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbocaner View Post
    I'd say pre-war german or bohemian. Any chance it's for sale?
    Audrey has decided it's for sale. She's asking $300, local pickup in Westchester County, NY. If you're interested, I'll put you in direct touch with her.
    Dean L. Surkin
    Mack Brass MACK-EU1150S, BB1 (DE 101XTG9 mouthpiece in the drawer)
    Bach 36B trombone; Bach 6.5AL mouthpiece (pBone on loan to granddaughter)
    Steinway 1902 Model A, restored by AC Pianocraft in 1988; Kawai MP8, Yamaha KX-76
    See my avatar: Jazz (the black cockapoo) and Delilah (the cavapoo) keep me company while practicing

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