From the 1938 King Catalogue:
"This model is built for use in band or orchestra and is the best trombone ever offered to musicians, for general all-around work. It meets the demand for a trombone with a full solid and resonant tone. Suitable for Band, Dance, Ball Room or Theater.
There is something in the 'King' that no other maker has ever been able to duplicate. Any trombone player that ever owned or used one, will always remember it as the most satisfying, the one best of all trombones.
The King Liberty Model is slightly larger than the Artists Solo Model. Bore size .481", diameter of Bell 7 1/4". The tone quality is very similar to the solo model, only broader and fuller.
This trombone has the 'King' flexibility. In passages where great rapidity is required it never fails the player.
The demands upon a trombone for general use are varies. They extend from fine, delicate solo playing, where discriminating sharing and expression are required to sturdy march playing and energetic requirements. So great a flexibility has the No. 1406 utility trombone and so excellently is it built otherwise, that it may be turned to any of these uses and give the greatest satisfaction.
This trombone is built so that it balances on the musician's hand, making it very easy to hold. It is gracefully designed and makes a fine appearance when in use. The finish is pleasing to the eye and wears well.
The tuning slide and bell branch is a perfect continuous taper, the taper extending from the slide to the end of the bell, making the instrument absolutely true in tune and capable of greater expansion, as there is no change or break in the air passage after the air leaves the slide. This construction produces a true D, F and Ab. The 'King' is the only trombone in which these tones are true.
This distinct construction attains the object for better intonation (others have tried to obtain by putting a tuning slide on the slides), and was embodied in the first 'King' trombone made."
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|Bell Material:||Yellow Brass|
|Handslide Material:||Yellow Brass|
|Country of Manufacture:||USA|