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York project

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Thanks for playing!
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With perhaps a King 2341 valve cluster and slides, this could be made into a useful tuba. Or, if the price doesn't go up much higher, a good project for an apprentice/student repair tech. Lots of dents to take out, lots of buffing to do, lots of bits and pieces to be made. It could be restored to a 3v or get a 2341 valve set and turn it into something useful. Learn while doing. (A few years ago, I sold a very dented 20J to a young guy who said he had an apprenticeship and wanted something to work on. I sold it at a price he could afford and he sent me a photo of it broken down into its constituent pieces on the floor. To me, it was a 30/70 bet it wouldn't get put back together. It would be in a closet gathering dust or sold to someone else who wants to fix it. But, the fellow kept chipping away at it and sent me a couple of pictures two years later and it was in good shape, all the dents were gone and it was shiny raw brass. So, some people do finish their projects.)
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Is that the same model people swipe the bells off of or is it bigger? Maybe it's the pictures, but the bell throat and bottom bow look fatter than the ones people use for their project horns.
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Already at $760 with 6 days to go. It's going to get crazy...I mean crazier.
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It looks like the 4/4 - .656 version York (Model 33?)

The 6/4 (model 91) has a completely different branch wrap.

At $760, it's already beyond what I would think is a good deal, but hey, what the heck?
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YORK-aholic wrote:
roweenie wrote:It looks like the 4/4 - .656 version York (Model 33?)
The 6/4 (model 91) has a completely different branch wrap.
I was under the impression that the 4/4 .656 Model 33 had the loop in the 3rd valve tubing at the bottom (closest to the bottom bow) while the 6/4 Model 91 had it up top, as this one does.

One could ask the seller what the bell diameter is. 22" goes with the Model 91, 20" with the Model 33.
I'm referring to the bugle's branches. The 91 has its 3rd branch pass under the top bow, from behind to front. This one appears to have it in front of the top bow in its entirety. However, OTOH, the ferrules are consistent with the .750 bore horns (the smaller bore horns usually had "hourglass" shaped ones), but that may have changed at one time, too.

Bell diameter would settle it once and for all....

Bidding is now up to $1,234.56 - very cute....
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I was interested, but as I have sent the seller two messages, and have received no reply, I will pass.
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Wow I'm thinking that next time I have an old beat tuba to sell, I will take it apart first. :P
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bigtubby wrote:Wow I'm thinking that next time I have an old beat tuba to sell, I will take it apart first. :P
No kidding! Went for $1700.
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