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Henri Selmer (1930/40's)

About the maker:

This is a French Horn made by Henri Selmer Paris in the 1930's or 1940's. It is the "Vuillermoz" model, with ascending (!) 3rd valve (more on that at the pictures).
This model was developed by the well-known French Horn player Louis Vuillermoz in the 1930's. Later, in the 1960's Lucien Thevet improved the design and developed his own model.

When it came to my home, it was not playable. Valves were stuck, loose solderings, a leak, lots of dents and a creased bell and it was dirty. After cleaning and taping the leak I managed to play a little bit, but it is not ready for a real performance yet.

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