423.233.1 Valve trumpets with short air column

Besson “Bach” trumpet in D. Three Perinet valves, bottom sprung. Angled stays connect 1st valve loop to mouthpiece receiver and 3rd valve loop to bell stem. Cork-bushed upper valve caps. Valve touches of unadorned brass. Bell inscription: 50 BADGES OF HONOUR/FB[logo in cursive script]/F.BESSON/”Prototype”/190 EUSTON ROAD/LONDON; with a star beneath. 2nd valve casing stamped with oval cartouche, in which: F. BESSON/BTE. SDGD; appears around a central star. Beneath is stamped serial number 42982.

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