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Chicago Benge SN/ 1089 (Circa 1943)

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Chicago Benge SN/ 1089 Manufactured by Elden in around 1943
Elden Benge was Principal Trumpet of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1928 to 1933. He then succeeded Edward Llewellyn as Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
He held this position from 1933 to 1939. During his time in Chicago he started to experiment with the manufacturing of his own trumpets. The earliest trumpet known to have been sold was #500, which was made while Benge was living at 2634 W. Berwyn Avenue on the northwest side of Chicago. He subsequently moved to 2511 N. Major, which was also in the city, but further south and west. In 1942 he moved to 1945 W. Morse on the far north side of Chicago. The bulk of the Chicago Benges were made at the Morse location, where Benge lived until moving to Burbank, California in August 1953. This horn was built at the Morse location. ML .460 bore Great Compression Excellent Player! This horn is a excellent player. It has the Staff Logo Resno-Tempered Bell
CUSTOM BUILT BY EBENGE CHICAGO ILLINOIS Resno Tempered Bell with E. BENGE spelled out with the notes on a short musical staff is on the bell According to Donald Benge, "Resno-Tempered” means the process of hammering and annealing (heating) the one piece bell into shape as specified and practiced by his father.

All Original no patches or red rot. A fine specimen from the Chicago era. This horn is a player! Comes with the original hard case, and the Renolds Mouthpiece that came with the horn..
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619 401 2828
Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $1,900.00
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