Alto Horns

1936-1949
Model Size Description Example
TBD (80) Bore: TBD
Bell: 8″
Reynolds E♭ Alto Horn | Valves: three piston valves | Bell: fixed upright bell | Materials: brass | Finish: TBD SN 17824. Photo source: eBay.
TBD (90) Bore: TBD
Bell: 8″
Reynolds E♭ Alto Horn | Valves: three (3) side-action piston valves | Bell: removable front-facing bell | Materials: brass | Finish: TBD Model TBD [SN 11227]. Photo source: eBay.
1215 Bore: TBD
Bell: TBD
The Regent E♭ Alto Horn | Valves: three (3) top-action valves | Bell: fixed upright bell | Finish: polished brass with gold lacquer finish; triple silverplated, satin finish, bright silver points, bright bell or gold bell finish also available Model 1215 [SN 18541]. Photo source: eBay.

Note: Regent alto horns were produced under the Ohio Band Instrument Company label, which was focused on sales to student instrument dealers.

1949-1964
Model Size Description Example
80 Bore: TBD
Bell: 8″
Contempora E♭ Alto Horn | Valves: three piston valves | Bell: removable upright bell | Materials: brass | Finish: 1CL (brass, clear lacquered), 2BB (silverplated, bright bell) or 3GB (silverplated, gold bell) No photo available
90 Bore: TBD
Bell: 8″
Contempora E♭ Alto Horn | Same as Model 80 with removable front-facing bell No photo available
1964-1970
Model Size Description Example
AT-11 Bore: TBD
Bell: 8″
Contempora E♭ Alto Horn | Valves: three (3) side-action piston valves | Bell: removable bell front | Materials: TBD | Finish: polished brass with baked epoxy finish  Model AT-11. Photo source: eBay.
1971-1979
Model Size Description Example
AT-11 Bore: TBD
Bell: 8″
Contempora E♭ Alto Horn | Same as Model AT-11 above | Not listed in the 1977 Reynolds catalog. No photo available
Notes and Quotes

193x catalog: “The REGENT Upright Alto has been carefully and correctly designed to meet the requirements of the most exacting bandmasters. The tone is unusually rich and powerful, with even voicing throughout. The rapid response and reliability of valve action makes the playing of this REGENT instrument exceptionally easy.”

1953, 1958, 1959 Roth-Reynolds catalog: “Popular favorite of bandmasters and their musicians, the Reynolds Contempora Alto contributes flash and style to the band as well as dependable musical performance. Built in Eb and with the fine Contempora standards of quality in both bell front and upright model. Available in three finishes of either model complete with case and accessories.”

1966 Reynolds catalog: “Known for having the best intonation quality and volume, these Reynolds background instruments please bandsmen with their big, satisfying sound. Even beginners find them effortless, due in large part to Reynolds’ precision valve-making and scientific bore design. Each instrument is a beauty in brilliant brass; silver-plate with bright or gold bells optional at slight extra cost.”