EARLY/PRE HANDCRAFT ERA (Pre 1920's - Early 1930's)
Martin Dasant, Superlative, Symphony, The Martin models of Cornets & Trumpets
Finish #1 = Brass, highly polished, bell neatly engraved
Finish #2 = Quadruple silver plate, sand blast finish, with gold bell and all points burnished.
Finish #3 = Quadruple silver plate, sand blast finish, with gold bell and all points burnished. (Also includes gold plating extending one inch over the outside of the bell, with and engraved wreath finished with inlaid gold plating).
Finish #4 = Quadruple gold plated, over quadruple silver, artistically engraved. Sand blast finish. Engraving and all points burnished.
Finish #4 *Special* = Quadruple gold plated, and hand burnished all over.
HANDCRAFT ERA - Mid 1930's - 1940's
Martin Handcraft Imperial, Standard or Troubadour Trumpet or Cornet Models
Raw Polished Brass
Silver plated with gold bell
Gold, partly burnished
Gold, fully burnished
COMMITTEE ERA 1940's - Mid 1950's
Committee Trumpets or Cornets:
Standard model had 3 finishes and was available in Bore sizes #2 or #3.
Lacquered Brass (Deluxe Models with solid nickel trim)
Silver with gold bell (Not available on Deluxe Model)
All Burnished gold
Lacquered Brass with solid nickel trim
Silver with gold bell
All burnished gold
Lacquered Brass only