Antique Musical Instruments/Euphonium


i just bought a euphonium (Beaufort American Chicago USA) serial #35080. want to find out the age of this instrument. thanks.

Beaufort was the Holton company's early attempt to get into the student instrument market.  I don't have a date on when Holton first started importing and marketing this brand.  However, by 1929, the company decided to produce their own line of student instruments in house, called Collegiate.

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Kenton Scott


Please note: My area is BRASS instruments, not other wind, string or percussion instruments. I will provide information on antique, obscure and out of production BRASS instruments. 1) Please don't ask for evaluations, I'll not provide them on this site. 2) I am often asked very similar questions, so I'd invite you to first check on Much of the information I have garnered about this topic, I have posted on this WEB site.


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