Fun for the Brass Instrument Fanatic


Along with my list of used brass instruments for sale, this website is intended to show my work and interests that I have spent the last 40 years developing.  I have a passion for learning and sharing the history of the brass instrument industry and the instruments that they produced.  I try to present this in the many pages linked through the gallery below.



Welcome to my new website

Almost all the content here is the same as my old site, but in an updated format and some changes in navigation.  I'm quite sure that there are errors made in the process of transferring the text and photos as well as missing links.  Be sure to let me know what problems you find while navigating, so that I can correct them.  I will continue to announce new pages and important updates to old pages in the space below, so keep in touch.

Recently added or updated Pages:

Aug. 28:  Early Bb and C Cornets by E.G. Wright

June 26: A Few Ideas About Removing Dents

May 24:  Early Modern Trumpets by Courtois

March 20: Hammered Finish as Done by Olds

March 6:  More on Early Graves Cornets

Feb. 20:  Very Early and Unique Alto Horn by E.G. Wright



Browse photos of historic brass instruments

and read the history and technical details.

Visit the Brass Museum


On various brass topics, including trumpet and cornet origins.

View Index of Essays


View examples of restoration projects and


Visit Restoration Page


This section covers all topics relating to the mechanics of brass instruments including repairs.

Learn More


Unusual instruments, both newly made and modifications of existing instruments.

Gallery of Projects

History of makers

Pages with histories of brass instrument makers, listed alphabetically, with photos of their products.

View Index of Makers

Used Instruments for sale

I update my list of used and antique instruments for sale on a weekly basis or as my schedule allows.