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That looks very old, 20s-40s judging by the roller on the bottom stack.

I do know that "Harry Pedler" is worth a lot more than "The Pedler," but its hard to say how much this would be worth.

Do you see any stampings indicate any part is silver, especially the head? There might be a small "STERLING" or "COIN SILVER" stamp. If so, it's probably worth a decent amount.

Without knowing too much about flutes, I feel like $100 is a fair price for a vintage flute in general.

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Help and info about other instruments / Flute: The Pedler Co. Elkhart Ind.
« Last post by chrsch on July 29, 2021, 02:14:17 PM »
Hello,

I have researched a bit about The Pedler Co. Elkhart Ind. flute that I have posted on FB Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/179800817287377/
The # on the base of the head piece is 273; on the barrel is 59273. I think the case looks rather cool/vintage. However, for resale, people keep asking what is wrong with it. I have explained that I do not know its history, per se, except that some say it may be worth around $50 for a beginner band student (who doesn't care that the case isn't shiny and new and the flute isn't a shiny new Yamaha). I also saw this posting of a 1942 Pedler flute: https://www.ebay.com/itm/254926658628

A local music store checked it over and because it is a "lesser known" model and the case is old, they can't offer me anything for it in order to make money off of purchasing it and cleaning it up to rent out as a band instrument. Having played the flute in high school bands, I tried it out when it was first given to me. Also, my father, a former band teacher, looked it over. Guess what: plays like a flute that needs a little bit of elbow grease. Understandably, the local music store suggested putting new pads on it.

Can anyone help provide some insight with the instrument I have listed on FB Marketplace. Hope the pictures attached help.

Musically Yours,

Chris
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Make and Model lists and research / Re: Selmer Signet Soloist Serial Numbers
« Last post by 350 Rocket on July 27, 2021, 07:11:44 PM »
Unfortunately there is no serial number chart for the Signet Soloist. Selmer USA, for reasons undoubtedly lost to time, used a separate serial number sequence for the Soloist, and there's so few examples relative to other models that assembling one would be difficult.
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All about Clarinets / Re: No Branding on Clarinet or Serial Number
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on July 27, 2021, 04:15:46 PM »
Thank you! Your analysis of the keywork fits with the German-language on the case. Please let us know if you find anything!
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All about Clarinets / Re: No Branding on Clarinet or Serial Number
« Last post by el gitano on July 26, 2021, 12:20:25 PM »
Hi again,
by the construction of the keywork, here the longer eb first thrillkey reight hand for eb, wrap arround speaker key, I would say the instrument is made in Germany.
I looked for my fotos I have from jazz-clarinets, but no instrument was egual.
But I remember, I have seen an instrument with the pin under this eb key. I am searching.
Claus
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All about Clarinets / Re: No Branding on Clarinet or Serial Number
« Last post by LarryS on July 26, 2021, 11:07:38 AM »
Trying to work out what the label on the case says, it looks German, like Echt Vulkan Flute

It says Echt Vulkan Fiber.  Genuine Vulcanised Fibre in English.  A board material something like cardboard impregnated with rubber.  It was often used to make suitcases.  It may still be for all I know.
Ah, interesting
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All about Clarinets / Re: No Branding on Clarinet or Serial Number
« Last post by Dibbs on July 25, 2021, 07:58:02 AM »
Trying to work out what the label on the case says, it looks German, like Echt Vulkan Flute

It says Echt Vulkan Fiber.  Genuine Vulcanised Fibre in English.  A board material something like cardboard impregnated with rubber.  It was often used to make suitcases.  It may still be for all I know.
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All about Clarinets / Re: No Branding on Clarinet or Serial Number
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on July 24, 2021, 12:42:47 PM »
Trying to work out what the label on the case says, it looks German, like Echt Vulkan Flute

Vulcan Fibre. Vulcanite was an old form of hard rubber-ish compound that lots of clarinets in the 20s were made of.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Morning has Broken
« Last post by LarryS on July 24, 2021, 09:01:18 AM »
Thanks. I play best when I play by ear.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Morning has Broken
« Last post by kewald on July 24, 2021, 09:00:17 AM »
Well done!  I sometimes try to play from memory.  Occasionally get it close.
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