Coleman/Missenharter, double belled, B flat euphonium, 5 rotary, ca.1893-1900

201007[1]

Tag #: 201007
Serial #: 9908

Bell Diameters Bore Size Height
11 3/8″ & 7 3/4″ .563″ 27 1/2″

Comments:

“Medaille / 1st CLASS / PHILADELPHIA / LONDON & PARIS / SAN FRANCISCO / AMERICAN INSTITUTE / Ch. Missenharter / EXCELSIOR / Harry Coleman / MANF’R / PHILADELPHIA / 9908” on primary bell. “Missenharte[r] / EXCELSIOR / Harry Coleman / MANF’R / NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA” on secondary bell. Elaborate floral engraving on both bells (surrounding maker’s marks), brace flanges, and larger ferrules. Crosshatch pattern engraved on mouthpiece receiver. Coleman took over the Missenharter production facilities in 1893 and continued using the name until 1917.

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