Are there any Kohlert fans out there?
I picked up a nickel plated alto in good condition recently and would like to know a bit more about its pedigree.
It has no decoration on it and no sign of a serial number but has been rather crudely stamped "V Kohlert Sons, Graclice, Bohemia, modell 1927" below the rim of the bell so not much marketing effort going on there.
I wonder if this horn was made for some military or official use.
It looks to be a well made instrument and sounded good enough when I got it - although it was a bit wheezy and is away having some leaks fixed and the action regulated. This horn is not a clapper and has both bell keys on the l.h.s. from the player's point of view.
Any information would be interesting to have.