Hulot valve

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JonTheCadet
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Hulot valve

Post by JonTheCadet » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:26 am

Hi all,

https://patents.google.com/patent/US4996902A/en

Looks like a blend between a piston and a K valve. Anyone here played one?

Best regards,

Jon
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Re: Hulot valve

Post by BGuttman » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:10 am

I don't think I've ever seen one "in the wild". Just because it's patented doesn't mean somebody is using it.
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Re: Hulot valve

Post by elmsandr » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:58 pm

Never played one, but there were at least a few made.
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Re: Hulot valve

Post by pedrombon » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:52 pm

I've played a couple of them, very fast & short valve action. It's basically a rotary valve, but inclined and with one of the ports on the bottom. As for the blowing/resistance, feels similar to standard rotary valve (maybe a bit more open). Both horns were 547" bore, 8,5" yellow brass bell. Tuning-In-Slide. Very well built and a cool design.

I own one without valve, dual bore slide (525"/547") and 8.5" yellow brass bell.

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Re: Hulot valve

Post by pedrombon » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:04 pm

My colleague Daniel Anarte plays an Hulot since the late 90s, you can see and hear the horn in action on his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/danielanarte
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