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Dasjambo
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:47 am    Post subject: Inherited, vintage trumpet...worth repairing? Reply with quote

Hey everyone,
I recently inherited a trumpet. It's probably around fifty or so years old. It says on the bell: Imperial Whaley Royce & Co, limited, Makers, Toronto. Does anyone know anything about Whaley Royce & Co? It's got a lot of problems: the high notes are closing off on me, and the slide is completely stuck. The valves are good, they look like they were replaced pretty recently. I took it into a repair shop and they'd never heard of the company. Do you guys think it'd be worth repairing?
Thanks so much,
-James
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patdublc
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google "Whaley Royce" and you'll find some information about the company. Perhaps somebody out there has some more specific knowledge.

Good luck.
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cbtrumpet
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this:

http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=Whaley-Royce

or just email Kenton. He'll get back to you.

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Dasjambo
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k thanks guys, I'm about to e-mail this Kenton who seems to be pretty knowlegable...we'll see if he has any input.
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