1920's York & Son Mellophone w/Case WVU
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Early French Horn/Mellophone I believe from the 1920's. Appears to have been and assuming to have belonged to a one time band member from the University of West Virginia. The one side of the Case has the West Virginia pennant emblem. Horn was made by York & Son Grand Rapids, Mi. Nice floral design with the name on the outside of the Horn. Horn could use a nice polish but I left it in as found condition. Cosmetically looks to be in fairly good condition for an Instrument of it's age. I noticed one issue to the Horn located near the mouthpiece where there is a little bit of a bend in the tube. I've provided a photo for you to look at. Just a few very very minor other dings/dents. The valves when pushed do go up and down. The middle one seems to move more freely then the others. The other 2, 1 moves fairly good and other sticks a little but does go back up by itself. York & Son name is on the mouthpiece along with number 23. Horn has a serial #29849 and actually just noticed a Patented July 12, 1910 date so it's probably definitely in the 20's and possibly earlier. Inside the Case are 2 extra pieces with the same serial #'s as well along with a couple music note holders. Case has a little bit of wear to the inside and outside but is solid and intact. I'm not a musician and I do not know about it's operating condition. If you have any additional question or need more photos please feel free to ask in advance for it's being sold "as is". Would make a fine addition to one's Vintage Musical Instrument collection. Buyer to pay shipping & insurance.
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