Antique Musical Instruments/Goumat & Co horn


I have a Goumat & Co (Fully Warranted) horn - looks like a small upright Besson baritone - 3 valves and silver plated - the only numbers on it are located on the valves - 60 59 58
         9 (this number is on the second valve below the 59.)

Can you tell me anything about it?

There is some speculation that this was an attempt to appear similar to the name of a maker Goumas.   But it was a tradename used by the J.W. Jenkins Co, of Kansas City Mo.  Jenkins was a dealer, and sold instruments made by a variety of makers, but generally his imports were made by Bohland and Fuchs.

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Kenton Scott


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