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Re: Harry Pedler & Co./The Pedler Co. Thread
« Reply #120 on: June 15, 2018, 04:55:21 PM »
After disassembly, I would use my electric toothbrush (my old one) with a silver polish cream possibly with a bit of dish soap mixed in, to remove grime and tarnish. I would test it somewhere on the back side, or on some old silver object first.

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Re: Harry Pedler & Co./The Pedler Co. Thread
« Reply #121 on: June 16, 2018, 02:31:16 PM »
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Re: Harry Pedler & Co./The Pedler Co. Thread
« Reply #122 on: June 22, 2018, 04:16:46 PM »
Most of the metal Premiere models have an identical stamping on the bell. The earliest one I've seen had a slightly more ornate engraved pattern, but the same nomenclature. The metal Premiere was introduced in February/March 1928.
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Re: Harry Pedler & Co./The Pedler Co. Thread
« Reply #123 on: October 14, 2018, 06:46:48 PM »
Add one to the list, W23453... The Pedler Co Elkhart Indiana.... Custombuilt BBb Bass Custombuilt wood. Original Case, no cracks or major dents. Two piece construction with E-flat on bell and extended throat to accommodate automatic double register. Silver plated with engraved bell. Its my recent ebay find. Broken Touchpiece-for lower joint b-natural fork- currently looking for replacement key before having one rebuilt Looking to restore, was quoted $800 + $125 for a rebuilt touchpiece.

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Re: Harry Pedler and Co./The Pedler Co. Serial Number List
« Reply #124 on: February 16, 2019, 04:53:14 AM »


If it helps, here's the starting and ending serials for every Pedler model I've recorded.

Metal
"Made by Harry Pedler & Co." professional model: 2847, 10075
"Made by Harry Pedler & Co." bass: 11490
Premiere : 3888, 15704
American, "Harry Pedler & Co.": 10728, 15711

I have recently acquired the metal Pedler American 10728; is this a Martin company or a Harry Pedler compagny instrument and is it considered a student instrument?  It's apparently in it's original case. No idea on the year however. It's got a stuffy lower register but is nice and full in the upper register, still looking for the right mpc to really see what it can do.

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Re: Harry Pedler & Co./The Pedler Co. Thread
« Reply #125 on: July 26, 2019, 06:18:24 PM »
RE: N-SERIES
N24803..."The Pedler Co."...17/6 (UNICORN of the bunch.  Mis-recorded, or rarest of the Pedler breed?)[/i][/i]


I have one of the Pedler near-mythical N-series Bb sopranos.
It is serial number N24734

I got it early 1970s from extended family who were seeking a place for it to go to be played. My cousins were into sports so they directed it to our family. I was in 3rd grade at the time and was the only one in my family who could make any noise on it (mom & sister played violin). Thus I became a reed player.
The horn was not close to being new then, and no documents of origin came with it. [I'll have to ask my dad about its arrival route]
This was my main horn until I got an R-13 in 2002.
It was always a pretty solid horn for me. Improved with a better than the stock mouthpiece (a white plastic one that I still have somewhere...)
The Nickel-plated keywork shows plenty of wear.

Always have wondered the age of this horn. And from this history lesson that is still a bit of a mystery... as is the horn itself, apparently.

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Re: Harry Pedler & Co./The Pedler Co. Thread
« Reply #126 on: July 26, 2019, 06:20:24 PM »
...and the other pictures I took of the horn N24734