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    Made in Austria

    Tomorrow at the auction this old Cornet (trumpet) is up for bids. It is stamped "Harwood" which was a musical imstrument maker in Kansas City. Also an importer ("U.S. Agents").

    It says "Austria" on it, but it was made in Graslitz (which sounds to me like a German name). Graslitz is a town in the Czech Republic, now called "Kraslice".

    So, at least I know one thing - it was made before The Great War 1914-1919, when Graslitz was part of Austria.

    I think, at one time, it may have had a very thing layer of gold on it, but now that has gone, and the underlying metal shows.

    One learns history from attending auctions...

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    Graslitz is more famous for the production of a wide variety of high quality woodwind musical instruments, but they also made wind instruments......

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    That looks like solid silver, and not silverplate...

    That small town must have shipped their horns all over the world, that one is stamped "Grand Prix, Buenos Aires".... 1913, guess they were racing cars as soon as a lot of people started getting them...

    I got the Cornet for $40, but I think it needs some work.

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    I got the Cornet for $40, but I think it needs some work.
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    you got a gem there. give it to a professional restorator (sp?). and then look at e bay what you can get for it... amazing prices they have there! good for you!
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