Valves for a cornet or trumpet at the F. E. Olds and Son plant, Los Angeles, 1933-1939
- Valves for a cornet or trumpet at the F. E. Olds and Son plant, Los Angeles, 1933-1939
- Connell, Will, 1898-1961
- Date Created
- [between 1933 to 1939]
- 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. Their address was 1914 Raymond Ave., Los Angeles, from about 1922 to 1956. The company was purchased by Chicago Musical Instruments after World War II, and went out of business in 1979.
Close-up view of a technician's hand working on valves for a cornet or trumpet at a work bench at the F. E. Olds and Son plant. Valves and valve casings rest in a grid of holes on a wooden block. The block is labeled "3 1/2 Finish Only."
This photograph appears on page 24 of a catalog of the Chicago Musical Instrument Co. which is dated to 1933 or later (because it contains a reference to Radio City Music Hall which opened in December 1932).
- 1 photographic negative
- b&w nitrate negative
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