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7 DAY LOOK OVER PERIOD

AN INTERESTING NOTE WAS SENT TO ME A GUY SAID

Olds trombones had some inconsistencies over the years, to include bell diameter. Its not uncommon to see one with 7 3/8″ or 7 1/2″ or some other random measurement etc…….
The silver-plated Super has the nickname among Olds aficionados as “Hawaiian” even though technically it has nothing to do with Hawaii etc…. (you could take “Nickel” out of the description since I don’t think Olds ever Nickel-plated the Super during the Los Angeles period, so 99% sure that is Silver-plated.)
What is has going for it: It’s relatively rare, unique, and you’d never come across a horn like that in a store…

OFFERED HERE

OLDS RARE TROMBONE ALL BURNISHED SILVER 1946 SLIDES SMOOTH

FINISH 97% OR BETTER HAS DUAL BORE ( NO CASE NO MOUTHPIECE )
 
I AM NOT POSITIVE BUT THIS MAYBE NICKEL OR ALL BURNISHED SILVER. IT IS FOR SURE NOT
SATIN SILVER. BUT PRETYY SURE ALL BURNISHED SILVER.
THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A SPECIAL ORDER ?? 
THE USUAL SUPER MODEL IS A S15 THAT HAS A 7 1/2 INCH BELL.
THERE IS HOWEVER A MODEL S15FW THAT HAS A 7 INCH BELL BUT HAD A BRASS TONE
RING AND LIGHT WEIGHT SLIDES. 
 
THIS ONE IS NOT MEASURING 7 OR 7 1/2 BELL WIDTH.  I AM GETTING 7 1/8
????? SO THIS IS AN ODDITY…MAYBE VERY RARE ????
ANY INFO THAT CAN BE OFFERED IS WELCOME !
 
BUT AT ANY RATE I WILL EXPLAIN WHAT I SEE ON THIS

SLIDES SMOOTH AND FLUTED
2 ALL BURNISHED SILVER OR NICKLE 97% FINISH OR BETTER SWEET SHINE

3 BELL 7 1/8 ?

4 DUAL BORE .485 / .500

5 TONE RING NICE LOS ANGELES
 
6 SLIDE LOCK PRESENT

7  SERIAL NUMBERS MATCH ON ALL PARTS

10 BELL NICE A FEW MINER NICS ON EDGES SEE PIC 9
 
11 NEEDS DENT WORK SOME RIPPLE DENTS ON BELL A FEW OTHER DINGS AROUND
SEE PIC 11

12 TUNING SLIDE HAS A FEW AREAS NEEDING DENT WORK AND SOME IMPERFECTIONS IN FINISH
IN A FEW SPOTS ( SEE PIC 2 BLOW UP PIC ) no dents go thru metal
 
13 THE INNER SLIDE SHOWS WEAR , WEAR CONSISTENT TO PIC 12 ( LOOK CLOSE )
BUT SLIDE IS SMOOTH OUT TO STOCKINGS
 
14 NEEDS NEW WATER KEY PAD
 
15 HAND POLISHED AND I SNAKED OUT ALL SLIDES CLEAN
 
THIS IS ONE ODD TROMBONE MAKING ME THINK IT COULD HAVE BEEN A SPECIAL ORDER ???
I DID MY BEST TO DESCRIBE IT….PRETTY COOL BONE
I PUT SHIPPING AT 65.  IT NEEDS A BIG BOX AND I WILL SHIP WITH INSURANCE.
IF HIGHER I WILL INVOICE YOU THE DIFFERENCE IF LOWER I WILL KICK BACK SOME TO YOU. 
DEPENDS ON WHERE IT IS GOING. I AM IN PA. IF IT GOES OUT WEST IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE