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I inherited a very old oboe from my father who died when I was 18 months old.  I am now 43 (ouch!) and I know my father did not play nor his father so we are talking Great Grandfather at the earliest! All I can read is CABART A PARIS then a hallmark of some kind with BREVETE then S.G.D. (I think!)  Any further information you can provide regarding age and value would be greatly appreciated.

Dear Garry

What would be great are a few more photographs if that is possible.
Some close ups of the trade mark and details of keys. The back view would be interesting also.

If you could send a few please to:

This site will take bigger files.

It certainly looks interesting and old!
Brevete means trade mark. There should also be some musical signs, flat, sharp and natural for instance.

Let's have a good look and I'll do my best for you.

Cabart was a huge company making lots of instruments over many years and serial number lists are not to be had with any reliability at least.

Best  wishes



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Geoffrey Bridge


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