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Postby bisontuba » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:13 pm

Wonderful purchase today....an original 8" by 5.5" tintype in frame of a Civil War 'Zouave' Bandsman with his 4 valve (3+1) Eb upright Contrabass saxhorn with Allen Valves....doesn't get much neater or rarer than this....

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Re: Neat image

Postby imperialbari » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:02 pm

The resolution doesn’t reveal much about the valve type.

I looked up Allen valves. Are they a rotary version of Conn’s short action pistons? Anyway the the knuckles look like they have been flattened.

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Postby windshieldbug » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:51 pm

imperialbari wrote:Are they a rotary version of Conn’s short action pistons?


Yes.

http://collections.nmmusd.org/UtleyPage ... Allen.html
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Re: Neat image

Postby bisontuba » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:31 am

The same style of horn as shown in the image...FYI..
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Re: Neat image

Postby flamingo19518 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:13 pm

That is a very rare picture. Thank you for posting it. I imagine that it was quite difficult to march with and to play anywhere near in tune.
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Re: Neat image

Postby Three Valves » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:34 pm

Not to mention that crazy get-up!!
Who needs four valves??
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