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DanaCarlson
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:12 am    Post subject: History on a Horn Reply with quote

I'm new here, so please forgive me if I am doing something wrong.

I would like to know if anyone has a way to tell me any history of my trumpet.

It is Schilke B5 {serial 5466)
I bought it used in Forbes Piano and Music Co in Birmingham, AL in 1983 for my freshman start in high school marching band.

3 years ago Schilke reattached a lead pipe brace and replated it for me. It's an amazing horn. Looks brand new. Schilke offered to buy it for $3000 because of the low serial number and because it would have been made by Mr. Schilke in the original factory.

That's all I know, but i would LOVE to know more about it.

Thank you for your time.
Dana Carlson
Danalloydcarlson@gmail.com
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Turkle
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a great place to start:

http://everythingtrumpet.com/schilke/

Congrats on restoring your horn! I had my high school horn brought back to life a few years ago and it's a joy. Cheers!
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Ed Kennedy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worked at the shop on Wabash in '72-73 and then again 78-81 or so. In that time I cut mouthpieces, buffed parts and instruments, fitted valves and did assembly. It is very possible that I had my hands on your horn.

Schilke didn't actually do much hands-on work in the shop. He was ofter off to Japan consulting for Yamaha. We had specialists who made and spun bells, mounted instruments (soldered them together), made pistons and valve casings, etc. In assembly, we lapped in and aligned slides on newly mounted instruments (raw brass), lapped in valve caps etc. After the instruments were buffed and plated they came back to us for valve fitting and final assembly. We had a stellar group working at the time: Steve Lewis (horn maker), Laskey and Pinc, Rich Ita, Steve "Dr. Valve" Winans and many more. It was an interesting time.
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