Antique brass instrument on display at the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels, Belgium This is a six-valved, seven-belled valve trombone by Adolf Sax. Each valve coincides with one position on a slide trombone.
Silver Flute with HEART shaped keys- a different kind of Valentine love. RESEARCH by DdO:) - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/instruments-for-joy - A never-ending debate = whether gold, silver or platinum (or other exotic metal) best enhances sound qualities. Platinum = expensive professional favorite. Student flutes called "nickel silver" have NO silver in them-- made of a brass/nickel alloy. Next: Silver plating has tone better than nickel which can be metallic sounding & slippery.