A few horns, a hand painted case, available Early November 2018

By: frugalhorn

Oct 27 2018

Category: Uncategorized


This listing will not go on & on. If you see you see something interesting to you contact me and we can discuss the item. Some have been on earlier blog entries.

1. Hoyer compensator:

A vintage Hans Hoyer built compensating double horn. Engraving on bell “Meister Hans Hoyer” No Serial # or GDR inscription. Possibly Pre-war.

This horn has a medium bore bell tail and has a Hand hammered seamed bell. It’s un-lacquered and has begun to develop a nice patina. Easily polished using any commercial brass/ copper polish.

Mechanical linkage. 

It shows signs of minor dent, solder work, and has a few very minor remaining dings. The horn weighs 5# 3 ozs, It has Nickle inner and outer tuning slides. Spatulas are set a little lower than, a Conn 8d, for instance, and would be comfortable for a young or smaller hand.  

This horn’s intonation is good and even across the Bb to F horn. Currently stands in F although it can be set either way. The low range is very good for a compensator, has a nice bright sound and is very free blowing, no stuffiness as is characteristic of some compensators.

It has been used for chamber music, a horn choir, and in orchestral situations.
It is ready to be played right away. The valves are fast, smooth, and the compression is very good. It comes in a molded hard case.  $1475.00

2. F E Olds model 45

Recently I received a telephone call from a retired vocal music professor. She had decided to part with her High School horn that has been a part of her life since the 60’s when she played it in High School.It is housed in its factory Olds case. It includes: two bottles of valve oil, a container of Paxman slide grease, a removed leather hand guard, a coiled wire scrubby brush, new unused valve string, and a brass non transposing mute. There are two mouthpieces, a Holton MDC and the factory Olds #3.A model O45 F E Olds double horn, (made in Fullerton CA) The one many folks call a 6d clone. Based upon serial number the horn was made in mid- 60’s. It is in excellent condition, well care for, never any damage aside from slight scratching of the lacquer.  The compression is excellent, all slides work as intended. The owners desire is to find a good home for her old horn. It’s an excellent choice for a younger players first double for for a re-emergent adult. This horn will serve a student well into college, or through the re-discovery process of an adult returning to the horn. It is located in SE Michigan.    $1200.00 OBO…

3. A Bopp compensator

A. Bopp, Munich,  compensating Double horn, Seldom see horn by this maker, very light weight 4# 10 oz.Compensating tuning slides on top of Bb slides

Open grip, not suitable for a smaller hand.

Beautiful hand files linkage Change valve linkage is jointed.

Note the openness of the grip


4. King Fidelio detach flareFidelio june -8


5. Mirafone yellow brass detach flare

MIrafone YB -2 - 1



A hand painted case.painted case-1


You can pay via square, Pay Pal (a 3% fee will be charged) or with a check. Shipping will be in a box 18 ” X 18 ” X 27″ Horn shipping weight about 20#’s. painted case lighter

Buyer to pay shipping via USPS priority cost determined by a zip code to zip code “USPS shipping calculator”. + insurance.

Other stuff around: Eroica, Pottag, Chambers, Jupiter, Marsten valved olds geyer, another 0-45, w/ marsten valves,  Yamaha 321 Bb’s, King four valve Bb’s,  F extensions,  Stuff from elkhart.      Just ask….


2 comments on “A few horns, a hand painted case, available Early November 2018”

  1. Hi Bruce, I’m interested in the Bopp horn. Is it still avaliable? If it is, what’s the bell size and condition of the valves? Thanks. Cheers, Mark 


    • It’s available, I had a U prof who checking w/ his administration to see if there were any $ avail for a purchase, apparently not. The valves are very good Bell is 11 3/4″ across. I’ve been told that built about 1910 to WWI, Apparently they disssappeared after the war, or maybe during….


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