On this page the Mellophones and Altos are arranged by there title given in the catalog. It appears that some of the instruments shared names or changed names all together.

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Serial Numbers

Band and Orchestra Horn

Ballad Horn

Concert Horn

Upright Alto

Bell Front Alto

 

Band and Orchestra Horn

 

 

1911 King Catalog

Specifications:

Model Numbers:

#250...Brass highly polished.

#251...Silver plated, satin finish, barnished bell.

Built in D, C, and F with extra slide.

1919 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 11.5 Inches

Length: 16.5 Inches

Weight: 60 oz.

Model Numbers:

#250...Brass highly polished.

#251...Silver plated, satin finish, barnished bell.

#???...Silver plated, satin finish, with gold trimmings.

Built in D, C, and F with extra slide.

1924 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 11 Inches

Length: 15.5 Inches

Weight: 60 oz.

 

Model Numbers:

#1153...Built in F, with rotary change to Eb and C with extra slide. Available in three finishes.

1932 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 11 Inches

Length: 15.5 Inches

Weight: 60 oz.

Model Numbers:

#1153...Built in F, with rotary change to Eb and C with extra slide. Available in six finishes.

1938 Catalog

Specifications:

.Bell Diameter: 11 Inches

Length: 15.5 Inches

Weight: 60 oz.

Model Numbers:

#1153...Built in F, with rotary change to Eb and C with extra slide. Available in eight finishes.

Production is thought to have started around 1908-1910, and ended with the start of WWII.

 

Ballad Horn

 

1932 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 11.5 Inches

Model Numbers:

#1154...Built in Bb only, looks like #1152.

Production is thought to have started around 1930-31, and ended with the start of WWII.

 

Concert Horn

 

1911 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 11.5 Inches

Length: 16 Inches

Weight: 62 oz.

Model Numbers:

#284...Brass highly polished.

#285...Silver plated, satin finish, barnished bell.

#286...Silver plated, satin finish, with gold trimmings.

Built in Eb and high pitch, extra slide provided for low pitch.

1919 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 11.5 Inches

Weight: 53 oz.

Model Numbers:

#284...Brass highly polished.

#285...Silver plated, satin finish, barnished bell.

#???...Silver plated, satin finish, with gold trimmings.

Built in Eb and high pitch, extra slide provided for low pitch.

1924 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 11 Inches

Length: 16 Inches

Weight: 50 oz.

Model Numbers:

#1152...Built in Eb and available in three finishes.

1932 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 11 Inches

Length: 16 Inches

Weight: 50 oz.

Model Numbers:

#1152...Built in Eb and available in three finishes.

1938 Catalog

Specifications:

.Bell Diameter: 11 Inches

Length: 16 Inches

Weight: 50 oz.

Model Numbers:

#1152...Built in Eb and available in eight finishes.

Production is thought to have started around 1908-1910, and ended with the start of WWII.

 

Upright Alto

 

1911 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 8 Inches

Length: 20 Inches

Weight: 4 Ibs.

 

Model Numbers:

#280...Brass highly polished.

#281...Silver plated, satin finish.

#282...Silver plated, satin finish, with gold trimmings.

1919 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 8 Inches

Length: 19.5 Inches

Weight: 55 oz.

Model Numbers:

#280.5...Brass highly polished.

#281.5...Silver plated, satin finish, barnished bell.

#282.5...Silver plated, satin finish, with gold trimmings.

Built in high or low pitch.

1924 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 8 Inches

Length: 20 Inches

Weight: 55 oz.

 

Model Numbers:

#1150...Side action model - Valves at an angle, bell to the left of player.

#1151...Top action model - Valves upright, bell to the right of player.

1932 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 8 Inches

Length: 20 Inches

Weight: 55 oz.

Model Numbers:

#1150...Side action model - Valves at an angle, bell to the left of player.

#1151...Top action model - Valves upright, bell to the right of player.

1938 Catalog

Specifications:

Bell Diameter: 8 Inches

Length: 20 Inches

Weight: 50 oz.

Model Numbers:

#1150...Side action model - Valves at an angle, bell to the left of player.

#1151...Top action model - Valves upright, bell to the right of player.

Available in eight finishes.

Production is thought to have started around 1908-1910, and ended with the start of WWII.

 

Bell Front Alto

 

1938 Catalog

Specifications:

Model Numbers:

#1146...Recording model made in F.

#1148...Recording model made in Eb.

Available in eight finishes.

Production is thought to have started around 1936-37, and ended with the start of WWII.

 

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