Manufactured in Brno CZECH REPUBLIC Josef Lidl ‘F’ Rotary Trumpet SN# 15607 (3 Valves) This instrument is an Eb trumpet, probably made around 1946. It is so called ‘high tuning’ – brass instruments befor WWII and close after was made as for F or C (Concert) but they played 1 tone higher. With the tuning slide out all the way it plays in F Here is available new catalogue of Josef Ldl Brno brass instruments: http://www.mideal.cz/en/catalog From the very advent of musical instrument manufacturing, trumpets, flugelhorns and French horns were the main focus of production. Trumpets and flugelhorns have been used in countless brass orchestras, especially military ones. Possibly this could be Model LTR 561 – Es trumpet They look the same to me. The history of the production of musical instruments marked Josef Ldl began more than one hundred years ago, when the workshop of Josef Ldl was founded. This workshop began to work in 1892, first as a trading company and repair shop for musical instruments. This repair shop spread gradually to the first musical instruments factory in Moravia. The history of the production of musical instruments in Czech countries has a rich tradition. Its beginnings date back ot the first half of the 17th century. Josef Ldl’s workshop linked up to the experience of the producers from several well-known regions, such as Luby by Cheb or Kraslice. Soon, however, the firm educated its own specialist who began to spread its high repute. This horn has a few dents in the crooks but they could easily be repaired. ore pictures upon request.