Here is a nice Antique American Mellophone for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
Nice antique Mellophone antique mellophone from Elkhart, IN USA. The mellophone body is all there. The valves move freely. This instrument has the serial number of #64767 on it.
There are some dents and dings on the mellophone body. The bell is pretty intact, no dentthere. The nickel plated body shows some finish loss and minor corrosion. 2 of the 4 slides still slide open and close. The bore size of each slide is .5". The body of the mellophone has "Windsor Elkhart IN" and "U.S.A." emblazoned on it.
The valves operate smoothly and we have oiled the valve assemblies and cylinders to keep them from getting any corrosion, and they are already quite clean. Nice emblazoning of the name and maker on the outside of the bell. One of braces by mouthpiece is missing.
As noted, the mouthpiece has "Conn" noted on it. Have not been able to get mouthpiece losose from the horn body.There is some scratching to the mouthpiece on the sides. No marks that would impede play where the lips would make contact with the end.
The Mellophone is 15-5/8" long, by 16" across (18" w/ mouthpiece in place). The bell is 10.5" across. The Mellophone does not come with a case.
This musical instrument is not represented to be in playing condition. The instrument will most likely need refurbishing to make this instrument playable again. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures.
Make sure that this musical instrument meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
Please check out our other Timeless Tokens store listings as we are regularly adding new items. We specialize in antique and vintage artwork, books, collectibles, furniture, musical instruments, paper ephemera, marine/nautical, and clocks/watches. Thanks for your business. (J16022).