Holton, “Beverley June”, BB flat sousaphone, 3 piston, 1933

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Tag #: 201306
Serial #: 114305

Bell Diameter Bore Size
18 1/2″ .750″

Comments:

“girls portrait / BEVERLEY JUNE / Holton / ELKHORN / WIS.” on bell.  “PATENT NO. / 1457623 / ALSO PATENT / APPLIED FOR” on 1st valve. “FRANK HOLTON CO. / ELKHORN WIS.” on back  of second valve, “FRANK HOLTON & CO / ELKHORN WIS.” On third valve.

This incredible instrument is finished in burnished and satin gold on the bell assembly, and original brass lacquer on the body.  It features both the Holton short action valves, as well as the grime gutter with waterkey to keep the condensation off your clothes.

The identity of Beverley June is still being researched.  She may have been the daughter of the Holton factory manager, but more research is underway.

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