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Hello my name is Jasson from new Orleans, la I am of the opinion that when you need help turn to the experts which I'm hoping to do here
  
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Reply #1 - Feb 6th, 2017 at 4:59am
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Experts, we may not be, but we are generally willing to contribute what we know.
  
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I joined a couple days ago, but forgot to introduce myself here. My name is Michael and I'm based in Fremont, Ohio. I'm a horn collector and I'm fascinated by the history that some horns can have.
  

I play tenor/bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, and mellophone.
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Hi Michael!

Yeah, about collections!  They do start to take up space, don't they!

Sounds like we have about the same type horns in our arsenal! 
  
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Hi All,

My name is Hayden, from Brisbane Australia.

I'm a french horn player, and have had an Addison and Lucas Vocal(?) horn in my closet for a number of years.

Cheers,

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Is it like this one?




  
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HELLO ALL.
  
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Hello Everyone! I´m Tomás from Brazil. I´m a musician and just getting into brass, studying trumpet and curious about a Couesnon (Euphonium?) that my father left me.
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This is a Couesnon Gautrot Brevete Baritone (c. 1900)



Gautrot Brevete | SGDG | Couesnon & Cie
  
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G'day! I'm Lee, a trombonist of limited experience (a retirement activity) living in Tasmania. I've just succumbed to the itch to try a valved brass instrument and bought a well-used (but once badly damaged) F. Besson breveté cornet (no. 108952). At some time it's bell was replaced ("NEW BELL BY T. REYNOLDS 43 CHAPEL ST SALFORD MANCHESTER"). I'm curious about it's origin. From its number I'm thinking it might date from around 1920.

I'd be grateful to have any help in discovering its background.

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Lee
p.s. I'm struggling to work out how to include an image of it  Undecided
  
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Reply #10 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:53pm
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Lee,
Regarding the picture, you can either use a location outside of this forum, and use a link to it, (the third icon above is for adding a link to an image) or you can send it to me at Kenton@horn-u-copia.net and I can include it.

Most makers didn't use their serial numbers as a way to establish a chronology.  And, most lists that purport to do so are really after the fact constructions by volunteer enthusiasts.  Some serials lend themselves well to this attempt.  Others do not. Besson is one of the troublesome ones. 

Reynolds was in business from 1893 to 1940, so it would seem the horn couldn't be any newer than that.
  
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Reply #11 - Dec 27th, 2017 at 12:24am
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Thanks, Kenton.

My guess was based on the HuC list. I was assuming that the numbers in that list were related to horns of known year of manufacture, but I understand the intrinsic unreliability of them.

My investigation into the T. Reynolds firm turned up a final liquidation date of 1983. They weren't always at the "43 Chapel St." address - the range I could document was 1903 to 1929 and they weren't at that address in 1895.

Since it's my photo, I guess I'll need to send it to you, which I'll do directly. Thanks very much Smiley
  
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Reply #13 - Dec 27th, 2017 at 4:38am
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I'll let some other folks weigh in, but on first blush, I would think this horn likely dates to around the turn of the century.
  
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Reply #14 - Dec 27th, 2017 at 6:07pm
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From A GUIDE TO DATING BOOSEY & Co./BOOSEY & HAWKES INSTRUMENTS BASED ON SERIAL NUMBER (The Horniman Museum in London which has the Besson and Boosey & Hawkes shop records)

"Boosey & Hawkes also produced the following list, which gives approximate dates for Besson brass instruments excluding trombones for the period 1870-1931:

LOWEST
SERIAL
NUMBER YEAR

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101500 1917
111500 1921
... "
  

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