Trumpet/William Frank and Company Trumpet
I have a Very early William Frank And Company Trumpet Serial number is 3310 lower than any I have seen so far. I bought it from a retiring music store owner who worked on brass horns. It has been completely gone through and is in fine working order. It has been cleaned and polished as well. I cannot seem to find any data about even what model of horn it is. On the bell it says " William Frank And Co. Chicago. It also has that old school silver matte finish with a gold bell inside. Do you know what model this is about what time frame and value of this horn. Please see picture attached......I have more pictures if you need to identify it further.Thank so much....Antonio Mayers
No clear serial number list exists for William Frank instruments. According to this:
your horn seems likely to have been made about 1930. If the model name is not engraved on the horn, it might be hard to find. You can try comparing with pictures, here:
As for value, these horns have their fans but there no serious demand for them. Therefore, value is not high, perhaps some few hundreds of dollars. They are reputed to be decent-playing horns.