Antique Musical Instruments/Olds Trombone


Can you tell me everything you know about an Olds Trombone with serial number 631. Is worth anything? the brass is a little dull and the case is rough. Around the bell, it says H.E. OLDS&SON but i don't know what else it says.


Well, there is a problem here.   Back when SN631 was made, the company was named FE Olds.  It didn't become Olds and Son until 1931.  And, by then serial numbers were up to around 7700.  

So, it is difficult to say more about it without knowing what it really is.

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Kenton Scott


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