If you know what this is I'd appreciate your input. One tiny ding in the bell and front curve. This was sent to me and will give a much better definition of the instrument. These were made from about 1912, which is marked as a patent date on the horn bell, and went to the early 1930's.Oldest ones have F E Olds on the bell, while later models list F E Olds and Son. Olds moved to Los Angeles and set up shop there making trombones in the early 1900's. Later he expanded his line to other brass and woodwind horns. After WWII they moved the factory to Fullerton, CA. If this horn has the serial number of 1970 on the slide, bell, or water key, it is one of the first 2000 horns produced in LA. Likely made by F E Olds himself. While not as fast a slide as the Super, or more modern chrome plated inner slides, it is still quite playable, and a collector horn. I believe this is nickle silver because of how this has aged.
The inside shines bright brass. To my touch this seems very light in weight.
The case has a smell of "oldness" to it. The case itself is still strong with the latches and body of case in sound condition. There are 3 attachments inside please see pics. Photos show details Questions and comments welcomed.
The item "Vintage Rare F. Olds Trombone, Serial #1970 One of his early ones, VERY nice" is in sale since Friday, February 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trombones". The seller is "wheelrman11" and is located in Nipomo, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.Olds