Users' questions

Where is the serial number on an Olds trombone?

Where is the serial number on an Olds trombone?

Serial numbers on trombones normally appear on the body near the slide receiver (arrow) or on the slide receiver or mouthpiece receiver (circled). On a trumpet, look on either side of the center valve for the serial number.

When did olds move to Fullerton?

Olds produced about 800 horns a year before WWII, and perhaps 2000/year immediately after the war. Shortly after the war they introduced the immensely successful Ambassador line. Production immediately increased to around 10,000 horns a year, and accelerated to about 27,000 a year before moving to Fullerton in 1955.

How can you tell how old a trumpet is?

Telling the Age of Your Trumpet:

  1. Trumpets will usually have a serial number on either side of their center valve.
  2. If it has a longer serial number, such as #175000, that would indicate it is much newer, such as from 1980 in this case.
  3. The serial number on trumpets are located on either side of their center valves.

What is the serial number of an Olds Super Trombone?

The serial numbers are 9822 and 10,019. An earlier example has been reported to me with a serial number below 8400. I would think that there must be a year or more between the production of these two trombones. The next photo is serial number 11,718 and in almost every way typical of early Olds Super trombones with the narrow tone band.

What is the serial number of an Olds standard trumpet?

A Superstar Trombone was reported sold as part of a closeout with SN# A47510 An Olds Standard trumpet has been reported which falls out of the sequence with serial 17167 and accompanied by a payment book from 1945.

How big is the rim on an Olds trombone?

The last image is yet another extremely rare variation on the theme and is just a little later with a serial number of 13652. This is the largest Super Olds trombone with tone band that I have come across with a 9″ bell rim diameter and .500″/.525″ slide bore.

When did the Super Olds trumpet come out?

These were depression years, and yet, they continued to increase production. Likewise, the Super Olds trumpets and cornets are introduced at this time and by 1940, the famous Super Olds Recording Model appears. Today these are considerably harder and more expensive to acquire than the trombones.