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:
March 20: Hammered Finish as Done by Olds
March 6: More on Early Graves Cornets
Sept. 5: More on James Keat and Graves & Co.
Browse photos of historic brass instruments
and read the history and technical details.
On various brass topics, including trumpet and cornet origins.
View examples of restoration projects and
This section covers all topics relating to the mechanics of brass instruments including repairs.
Used Instruments for sale
I update my list of used and antique instruments for sale on a weekly basis or as my schedule allows.