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King Line valve trombone -Is this really a King?
Apr 26th, 2010 at 12:15pm
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This is currently on sale at Swedish Ebay. It says "King Line" or something similar on the bell. Never heard of a King model with that name or logotype. What can this be? The third valve tubing looks like a Swedish type with 4 semi-notes extension.








  
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Re: King Line valve trombone -Is this really a King?
Reply #1 - Aug 30th, 2010 at 3:02am
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Maybe it was made by the White company and it was nicknamed "The King of Trombones."  Here's a link about it and it has a similar emblem.  http://www.hnwhite.com/hnwhitepage.htm ; I'm sure you could start here and research it more thoroughly.
  
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Re: King Line valve trombone -Is this really a King?
Reply #2 - Aug 30th, 2010 at 3:04am
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Use the "forum jump" feature and go down to trade names. They list King.
  
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Re: King Line valve trombone -Is this really a King?
Reply #3 - Sep 26th, 2010 at 12:47pm
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The logo is similar but not exact. Definitely look at the HN White family website for photos and catalog images to compare for yourself. My feeling is that it is not a King by H.N. White. I have several White / King instruments and in the years of trying to collect them, I have encountered quite a few imitation horns with King somewhere in the name. It seems as if some less than scrupulous makers/dealers back then were trying to capitalize on the King name. It usually is something like what you showed, King and another word such as "line" or "tone". The oddest I found was a baritone with "ViKing" as its brand and the "Vi" was not as deeply engraved and the "K" was capitalized. Some ebay sellers (and buyers) see that King and look no further.
  
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Re: King Line valve trombone -Is this really a King?
Reply #4 - Sep 29th, 2010 at 3:24pm
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Probably a  stencil for the European market made by who knows?
  
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