Here is a nice Antique M J Kalashen Trumpet for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
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Great vintage trumpet from M J Kalashen of New York, NY USA. This trumpet is the Kleartone model. Kalashen and Kleartone are emblazoned on the to the bell. Also, has "Distributed by Wm F Adams Phila Pa" inscribed on the bell. The trumpet does come with a mouthpiece that has Kalashen marked on it as well. Probably made in the 1930s.
Some research we found online said that this is an older Conn Stencil Trumpet, made for Kalashen and then distributed by Adams.
The bell looks pretty clean. Nice silver colored lacquer finish The trumpet has some finish loss and scratching, but still looks pretty good. No major dings. 4 of the 4 slides slide open and close as they should. We have oiled the valves and the slides. The bore size of each slide is .5".
The 3 valves operate smoothly and I have oiled the valve assemblies and cylinders to keep them from getting any corrosion, they are already quite clean. Certainly some finish loss to the silver colored lacquer, but no pitting or corrosion to the material the trumpet is made of. Nice emblazoning of the name and maker on the outside of the bell. The trumpet also comes with a music holder. It is gold colored inside the bell.
As noted, the mouthpiece is marked Kalashen as well. A little out of round where inserts into the trumpet. 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.
Kalashen was in business from 1895 to 1930 to help assist with dating the instrument.
The trumpet is 19.5" long (21-9/16" w/ the mouthpiece in place), by 6.25" wide. The bell is 4-5/8" across and the bell opening is 1-3/8" across. Comes with a hard case. The leather handle is off the case, not partially there as shown in a pic. Latches work, no key to the 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.
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.
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.
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