Tubes of Olds brand lubricant for trumpet valves and trombone slides, Los Angeles, 1933-1939
- Tubes of Olds brand lubricant for trumpet valves and trombone slides, Los Angeles, 1933-1939
- Connell, Will, 1898-1961
- Connell (Will) Papers
F. E. Olds was a manufacturer of musical instruments founded by Frank Ellsworth Olds in Los Angeles, in the early 1900s. The company made brass instruments, especially trombones, cornets, and trumpets. Olds was joined by his son Reginald Birdsall (R.B.) Olds in 1920. The company was purchased by Chicago Musical Instruments after World War II, and went out of business in 1979.
Advertisement photograph of a row of six tubes of Olds brand lubricant for trumpet valves and trombone slides against a sign reading "Olds Lubricant 35¢." Four drops of lubricant fall from a seventh suspended tube.
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