Odd old Courtois

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ttf_baroquetrombone
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Odd old Courtois

Post by ttf_baroquetrombone » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:40 pm


What's the deal? Is there a reason for its existence? Was it used for something specific? Does anyone happen to know anything about it? Is it just something else to blame on the French? Do tell!

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Odd old Courtois

Post by ttf_Edward_Solomon » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:57 am

Probably designed to be dual purpose over-the-shoulder and regular bell-front.
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Post by ttf_baroquetrombone » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:52 pm

Quote from: Edward_Solomon on Oct 14, 2017, 11:57AMProbably designed to be dual purpose over-the-shoulder and regular bell-front.

Thanks for the reply, Ed. I hadn't even considered that.  I don't think it comes apart for that to happen, but I'll try to find out.
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Post by ttf_Blackthorne » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:01 am

Quote from: Edward_Solomon on Oct 14, 2017, 11:57AMProbably designed to be dual purpose over-the-shoulder and regular bell-front.

That would make sense, given that the buccin was a French instrument.  Maybe the over-the-shoulder configuration was meant to be similar to that.
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Post by ttf_baroquetrombone » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:47 pm

Quote from: Edward_Solomon on Oct 14, 2017, 11:57AMProbably designed to be dual purpose over-the-shoulder and regular bell-front.

I checked. No deal. Everything is soldered and it definitely all seems original. I can't see how it would be converted anyway with the joints that exist, unless the "gooseneck" section is not used at all for rear facing configuration.

Any other ideas?
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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:49 pm

How about a cavalry trombone.  You can place your left arm through the loop so you can hold it while riding a horse.
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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:49 pm

How about a cavalry trombone.  You can place your left arm through the loop so you can hold it while riding a horse.
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