Trumpet/The Buescher Trumpet
QUESTION: My late husband was given The Buescher trumpet by a friend. The serial numbsr is 253641
I am now intending to donate the trumpet to a new project here in the UK whereby unwanted instruments can be given to an organization that will clean and recondition them and make them playable. The instruments will then be dispatched to primary schools to encourage young pupils to play music.
Before I donate it, I would like to know the approximate year of manufacture and any other info. you can provide. Thanks in advance
ANSWER: That trumpet was made in 1929. I'd need the model number to tell you anything more about it.
But, you can look it up yourself in this 1928 catalog:
It might not be a good choice for this particular donation because Buescher trumpets of this era do not use the standard mouthpiece of today. If it's actually a cornet (the catalog will tell you) then it's safe to donate.
The organization can always sell it and use the money elsewhere, of course.
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QUESTION: Thank you for your prompt reply. I have now noticed an inscription on the middle valve: "True Tone" also the number 206.
My husband purchased a new mouthpiece from Dennis Wick, London which is still on the trumpet. I will now pass this info. on to the organization before I donate. Thanks again. Anne
The Model 206 is a small-bore horn with rotary key change to A. It should be good for a beginner student. If you have a mouthpiece that fits and works, it might have been modified over its lifetime to accept modern mouthpieces, in which case there should be no problem with a donation.