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Other Brass

There were numerous types of Frank Holton & Co. brass instruments through the years.  This is a collection of user submitted instruments.  Click on thumbnails for larger images.

Alto Horns  
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Key: Eb


images courtesy:
Hubert C. Wilkins
Sierra Vista, Arizona

serial #: 3298XX

Flugel Horns  
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Series: Collegiate
Key: Eb

images courtesy:
wideangleman (eBay) Dec. 2007
serial #: 134377

French Horns  
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Series: USQMC

Bell Inscription: USQMC
(US Quarter Master Corps.?)

images courtesy:
aroseon3rd (eBay) Dec. 2007
serial #: 43094

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Bell Diameter: 23" (59cm)

Some modification on the bell is present.  This would be a very early example of a forward facing bell of a Sousaphone.

The serial number would indicate this instrument is from approx. 1904-1905


The bell also has the following inscriptions:


- Could this be a reference to J.W.C. York and Company.?

Property of Trenton C.H.S.
(Trenton Central High School)

images courtesy:
René Smeets  (the Netherlands)
serial #: 700



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Founded in Chicago when Frank Holton opened a small instrument shop in 1898, The Frank Holton & Co. grew to one of the most influential instrument manufacturers in the first half of the twentieth century in the US.  Today, the Holton brand of instruments are still manufactured in Elkhorn, WI where Frank Holton moved the company in the Spring of 1918.

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