Olds Super

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This is the first horn I ever bought. Not the first I owned though, that’s another story.

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In the summer of ’82 I played in the Band of the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. On a day off I was wandering through Byward Market and saw this little sweetie hanging in a pawnshop window. It was love at first sight.

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The Olds Super has a fluted rather than a smooth slide. It’shard to see in the pics, so you’ll have to take my word for it.

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The serial number puts the manufacture of this horn to somewhere between June ’69 and June ’71

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The patented and distinctive Olds’ braces. Nickel plated they’ve stood up better than the laquered bell section.

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I love the red brass bell. For the longest time this was the prettiest horn I owned.

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The 3/4″ nickel tone ring is stamped on this horn, but they were hand etched on older models.

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F.E. Olds Super Fullerton California U.S.A.

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The elegant water key. Better known as the ‘spit valve’.

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The horn never had it’s own case. The one it came with was an old school case from a different horn. This case came with a different horn. I have no idea which one, nor do I know what happened to it. This may be the ugliest case I own.

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