Trombone/Nova Trombone


mufishen wrote at 2013-02-28 02:15:22
We had a horn like this in our shop today. Great playing horn, Looks like a LA olds, could it be a Earl Williams?

Chris wrote at 2015-10-29 22:09:05
Our shop also has a Nova trombone Los Angeles with the art deco engraving. The water key looks similar to the Martin Committee, but very rough/angular shaped. Also looking for info, but the European stencil does make sense,as the water key looks familiar from a cornet I once saw.  

Bargaincountertenor wrote at 2016-05-24 18:12:34
I am also interested in this thread as our school had one of these horns donated to our program. It is well-used, but blows great, very similar to my Olds Recording model horn. This one, too, has the diamond pattern, NOVA Los Angeles stenciling. I had the same thought about it being an Olds-made instrument.


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