Regent trumpets were produced by the Ohio Band Instrument Company (a subsidiary of F.A. Reynolds Co. and located in the same building), which was focused on sales to student instrument dealers. Ohio Band was included when Foster Reynolds sold his company to Scherl & Roth in 1946, but doesn't appear to have continued operations past 1949 or 1950.
Ohio Band Instrument Co. (Cleveland, Ohio)
"The Regent" Trumpet Model 1200 is listed in the Ohio Band catalog. The other model variations listed below have been documented from online auction photos or other sources.
"The Regent" trumpet with adjustable stop rod on the main tuning slide to enable quick changes to B♭ or A.
Finished with either (1) highly polished brass with gold lacquer; or (2) triple silver plated, satin finish, bright silver points, gold bell.
The "X" brace is the notable design feature of this model iteration.
The sparkling brilliant tone that is expected of any fine trumpet, is obtained with surprisingly little effort on THE REGENT. It is a long flowing, perfectly proportioned instrument, properly balanced and attractive in appearance. Greater value has been designed, embodied and built into this fine trumpet, with its lightweight rapid valve action, than in many instruments which are offered at much higher prices.
"The Regent" trumpet, c.1936
Note the low serial number (722), original "X" bracing, flat bottom valve caps, lack of tuning rod and the "Made in U.S.A." engraving—all indicating a very early model.
The Regent Trumpet, c.1940
Note the double slanted bracing on the main tuning slide and Reynolds' original bottom valve cap style.
The Regent SOLOIST Trumpet, c.1943
Note the single vertical brace on the main tuning slide. Engraving (not seen here) adds "SOLOIST" above the standard Regent pattern.
The Regent Trumpet, c.1948-49
Note the single slanted bracing on the main tuning slide and original Reynolds-style bottom valve caps. This example is estimated to be from just before Reynolds switched to flat-bottom valve caps across their instrument lines.
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