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FS: Various Helicons..Alto to bass..

Postby bisontuba » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:37 pm

I am helping a friend out West sell some antique instruments.

Next up are the Helicons:

4 rotary F to Eb European Helicon.

First up is an older F to Eb 4 clockspring rotary valve Helicon. Nice garland., Anon (Czech?), no inscription or marking that I can tell; it plays, and all four rotary valves are functional. The slides are oiled, and it has clearly been played recently (that is, in the last several years). Very minor dents, for a tuba.
Beautiful instrument. Bell diam.13”.

Four small solder patches.

No mouthpiece, but it does have the lead pipe add on to convert from F to Eb.

Images:
https://imgur.com/gallery/RSSc5Id


The price is $1,800 / OBO PLUS packing & shipping charges. Contact Mark at: jonestuba@gmail.com

ALSO

Up next is a Martin Elkhart Silver 3 piston Eb Helicon.
Bell diameter: just under 17 inches.
Serial number on second valve: 52968, c. 1924.
Three valves, all working. No patches or major dents that I can find.
Ornate engraving.
No gooseneck. Christmas decorations at no extra charge.

Images:
https://imgur.com/gallery/nRuoyZA

Price is $500 / OBO PLUS packing and shipping charges.
If interested, please contact Mark at: jonestuba@gmail.com

AND

Beautiful Bb Baritone Helicon, 3 clockspring rotary European,
Bell diam. 9.25”, The Three rotary valves in good working order,
One small patched area, no major dents, a few minor
Plays well, No mouthpiece, Mouthpiece position adjusts using screw on leadpipe
Inscription reads:

Lad. F Prokop
Chrudim

Handmade case with five locking compartments.

Images
https://imgur.com/gallery/gnfrBrs

Price is $1,650 / OBO PLUS packing & shipping charges.
If interested, contact Mark at: jonestuba@gmail.com

IN ADDITION:

Silver Alto Eb Helicon
Plays well, Bell diam. 6.25”,
Three piston valves, all working. One valve cap seems to be a replacement,
No mouthpiece, No major dents, no patches
Serial # 82787.
Made by
Boston Musical Instrument Company USQMD...US Quarter Master Department...which became USQMC ( Corp in 1912), so horn is prior to 1912.

Comes with its own handmade case.

Images:
https://imgur.com/gallery/BqLo3fr

Price is $1,650 / OBO PLUS packing and shipping charges.
If interested, contact Mark at: jonestuba@gmail.com

FINALLY:

Three Helicons in a box!

The Eb bass helicon is an original.
The two others are replicas...Bb tenor and an Eb alto.

Eb Bass Helicon:
Plays well, Really quite good shape. A few minor dents and patches. Brass is brittle in one location. See photos. No serial number or name.

It takes only one mouthpiece adapter -- it was erroneously photographed with two, so that's what the blue lines are -- they're crossing out the extraneous adapter. The other mouthpiece adapter goes with the alto.

Alto and tenor helicon replicas:
Alto plays so so.
Tenor is good.

Custom case. The whole thing is very heavy.

Sold as a set. Set includes:
* One original
* Two replicas
* Two mouthpiece adapters
* One alto mouthpiece
* One lyre
* One screwdriver for keeping the screws tight on the whatchamacallits that hold the instruments in place.

Images:
https://imgur.com/gallery/sXYxJlW

Price for the box set of three is $1,650 / OBO PLUS additional packing and shipping charges. IF interested, contact Mark at: jonestuba@gmail.com

Tnx
Mark
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Re: FS 4 rotary F to Eb Anon. & Martin Eb 3v Helicon

Postby Alex C » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:29 pm

Mark, I am not able to see the FB photos. The message says, Content unavailable. Maybe I'm not a member of that group, but other people aren't members either.
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Re: FS 4 rotary F to Eb Anon. & Martin Eb 3v Helicon

Postby the elephant » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:38 pm

When I click on the links Facebook tells me that the posts have been removed.
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Re: FS 4 rotary F to Eb Anon. & Martin Eb 3v Helicon

Postby Matt G » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:47 pm

Looks like a privacy setting is enabled.
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Re: FS 4 rotary F to Eb Anon. & Martin Eb 3v Helicon

Postby bisontuba » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:15 pm

Hopefully now info and pics available...tnx.
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Re: FS 4 rotary F to Eb Anon. & Martin Eb 3v Helicon

Postby the elephant » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:11 pm

Yes, I can see both now. Good luck with helping your friend.
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Re: FS: Various Helicons..Alto to bass..

Postby bisontuba » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:03 pm

Alto and Baritone Helicons added!!
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Re: FS: Various Helicons..Alto to bass..

Postby Alex C » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:23 am

I can see clearly now, the block is gone.
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Re: FS: Various Helicons..Alto to bass..

Postby bisontuba » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:04 pm

Yes! AND....three Helicons in a box just added!!!!!
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Re: FS: Various Helicons..Alto to bass..

Postby Kirley » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:22 pm

These are incredible. Very cool!
Where are they located?
Those custom boxes are awesome. Especially the 3fer!
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Re: FS: Various Helicons..Alto to bass..

Postby bisontuba » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:52 am

Kirley wrote:These are incredible. Very cool!
Where are they located?
Those custom boxes are awesome. Especially the 3fer!


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Re: FS: Various Helicons..Alto to bass..

Postby bisontuba » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:05 pm

Updated prices...
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