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They would have been competitors but in that industry at the time they were friendly toward each other.
The 126th Street shop was about 9 miles from the Bach factory in the Bronx.
The 1921 to 1926 period was a partnership called Ohnhaus & Mück. Serial numbers change so much that I have arranged the trumpets by style groups regardless of the serial number.
Unlike other makers, like Bach, who have a distinct style for as long as they were made, Muck horns strike me as being stencil horns from other makers or at the least being made using parts from other makers combined with his own.
Vincent Bach used the trade names of Stradivarius, Mercedes, Mercury, Minerva, and Apollo.
For some reason, Vincent jumped around a little on serial numbers.
(Robb Stewart photo) Here is an ad showing Bob Alexy playing this trumpet with the bottom third slide ring.If you look at the serial number list page, the few horns that have purchase dates claim that these are late 1940s to mid 1950s.