1940 Olds Super Recording cornet
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This is a 1940 Olds Super Recording cornet. This is earliest version of the Super Recording. The Super Recording represents the pinnacle of Olds craftsmanship. The Super Recording was known at the time as the "Super Olds Recording Model." Prior to this model, the Super had been the model at the top of the Olds lineup. Thus, this new model built on the reputation of the Super. The Super Recording cornet is much rarer than the trumpet model.
More information about this rare early Super Recording model can be found in the 1941 Olds Catalog posted below.
These early models have "Super Olds Recording Model" hand engraved into the tone ring. Other than the tone ring engraving, there is no engraving on the bell.
This horn was recently acquired from a collector who had it restored by Mark Metzler several years ago in satin silver with polished silver accents, which was an original finish option for this model. The valves were not replated with this restoration, but were likely redone in the past.
This cornet is clean inside and out. All slides are smooth. Valve action and compression is very good. Engraving is sharp and clear. Comes with the original case showing quite a bit of wear and broken latches. The case is in need of restoration, but these early cases are rare.
This cornet has the original receiver which requires a larger shank mouthpiece and an Olds 3 large shank cornet mouthpiece is included.
Satin silver finish with polished silver accents
Nickel plated valves with offset middle valve
Tuning slide stop rod assembly
Bore: .468" Large Bore
Matching serial numbers on all spring barrels, top caps, and valve stems.
Two Pin Brass Valve Guides
Triple Trombone style lever water keys