Posted by Steve Putnam on September 09, 1999 at 09:41:33:
Have come across an old (early-mid 1900?) Cleveland Musical Instruments sousaphone, probably Bb (has the full tube over the shoulder, will be checking with tuner). In fairly good shape, 3 valves are working, surfaces seem decent, slides all stuck. Will of course play test it, but thinking of trying to pick up for outside, take to mountains, fun 2nd horn. Anybody know any history of these, relative numbers, etc., hazard a guess as to what it is worth (I know this is hard from a distance).