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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:31 pm    Post subject: Olds with No Model? Reply with quote

What kind of Olds trumpet is this? The model isn't on the bell. It just says underneath, "Elkart, Ind. USA".

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZdN8Ne5AZhfQ2iNe6
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably an NA-10M. Is there anything on the receiver? These horns are just Olds In Name Only.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't really tell much from the close-cropped photo, but I suspect based on the description that it is a modern stencil Olds from NMEC, built by Blessing before they were sold and shut down.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made by Blessing. Student junk.... (I bought one to test). Stick with vintage CA. Olds....
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SatchmoGillespie wrote:
It's probably an NA-10M. Is there anything on the receiver? These horns are just Olds In Name Only.



Yes, I can barely make it out from the other photo. What a waste of a good name. Then some folk get suckered into thinking the serial number is in the late 60's. The Wild West of trumpets. Sigh.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't resist the play on words:

"If it isn't old, it isn't Olds"

Seriously, who, if anyone, owns the name now? There are so many great old Olds trumpets, why fool with this new stuff/junk? And, while Olds are priced up there, there are other vintage trumpets about as good which are not. King Liberty, Holton Revelation, 45 and 48 and others, Bueschers, old Blessings, etc. Various French and English Besson trumpets...Salvation Army horns...and so on. Do a little research and play a few horns...see what works.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SatchmoGillespie wrote:
It's probably an NA-10M. Is there anything on the receiver? These horns are just Olds In Name Only.

OldSchoolEuph wrote:
I can't really tell much from the close-cropped photo, but I suspect based on the description that it is a modern stencil Olds from NMEC, built by Blessing before they were sold and shut down.

This.

I think I mentioned the Olds stencil horns when you asked about a similar Reynolds. This is one. The barely readable Elkhart IND means it was probably made by Blessing. Could be worse, but it's a Blessing Scholastic with an Olds label.

royjohn wrote:
I can't resist the play on words:

"If it isn't old, it isn't Olds"

Seriously, who, if anyone, owns the name now?


Some outfit in NJ.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

royjohn wrote:
Seriously, who, if anyone, owns the name now?

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