Posted by Roger Lewis on January 31, 2000 at 19:53:29:
In Reply to: Water Sear Tuba rotary tuba!! posted by Walter on January 31, 2000 at 00:06:46:
It is indeed a Cerveny. Walter had them build it to his specifications and it was
designed to be an affordable competitor for the Miraphone 186 which was the
popular horn of the time. He received the first batch of them in about 1968 to
give you an idea of the age of the instrument. In fact I believe that there
was a problem with the first order in that, on the bell it was engraved as
"WALTER sear" and these promptly became known as the "Walter" horns. This
was promptly corrected on the next order. There are probably only about a dozen
Walter horns in existence. They are nice horns and quite competitive but
different from the usual Cerveny design due to Mr. Sear's requests.
Hope this helps.