A rocking Melodeon by Farley & Pearson, Worcester, Mass circa 1846. Keyboard style. All original Ivory keys present as well as all Ebony keys. Bellows will need some patching. All the wood is in good condition.
A six key Boxwood Clarinet in Bb by Bilton, London 1826-56. Short crack at bell joint. Two Ivory rings absent. Original MP. 23 1/4 inches without MP.
A Cornopean with no makers mark except for the letter G on the middle of the numbered valve casings. Very good condition and ready to play. Less than 1% of the plating is gone. Pigtails are marked SOL and LaB. I assume that this horn can be played in G, A and Bb. Original case, Music lyre and MP.
A String Rotary Cornet in Bb in playing condition with original case. MP is Levi Model by Diston. Extension pipe does not fit. All crooks pull and valve action is perfect. All repairs made seem to be professional.
A Blackwood Flute marked "D,LP" 11 keys with one duplication. Original case. Excellent condition.
An Eb String Rotary Cornet by Boston MIM in fair-good condition. Needs 2 re-stringings one rotor screw. Excess solder between 1st and 2nd rotor. Dings. Sign of at least one repair on 3rd crook end. Mp included.
An unmarked String Rotary Cornet in playing condition with original pigtail and MP. Some dings on Bell crook. One rotor screw absent.
An interesting String Rotary Bb Cornet with an attached pigtail (cracked) plus another pigtail. I guess it can be played in Bb or in A. No makers marks. Garland. Includes MP. Good condition.
An unmarked Eb String Rotary Cornet with a patch on bell. Otherwise, good condition.
This red japanned tallcase clock in the chinoiserie fashion dates from the mid to late eighteenth century, and has a movement attributed to the London clock maker, William Jackson. Movement resides behind glass and may be accessed from sides and rear, and the mechanism was not secured snugly against the front face of the cabinet at time of photography. Dial above the face carries the Latin phrase "Tempus Fugit" (time flies). Full condition report available upon request.
A later SR Cornet by Boston. Note water key and lyre holder. Some plating gone on touches. Needs stringing on 1st valve. Minimal dings. Almost playable as is.
A string Rotary Cornet by Slater, NY, in Bb and A. Almost ready to play. Needs only stringing on 2nd valve and 3 valve screws. Dent on 1st valve crook. Brass lead pipe and bell section with nickle garland. The rest is nickle.
String Rotary Cornet by The Boston Musical Inst Manufy c.1865. In good condition. Valves are dried out and sticky Some dings on large bow and on bell edge. Lead pipe and MP included.
This String Rotary by M. Slater, 42 Cortlandt St., New York, is in near mint condition except for one sticky valve. Original or period MP.
An unnamed three valve Cornopean in excellent condition with the exception of three dings near the bell. One Ivory touch has been replaced with a metal one of similar design. Original case,lead pipe and MP.
One of the few times that I was fortunate enough to find an early Cornet in such good condition in the original case with all of the key changing attachments PLUS a hand copied music book. No lyre! Did he hold it in his hand? Even the key to the case. Wow!
A silver plated String Rotary Bb and A Cornet by Quinby before he joined up with Hall. Plating seems good in the place I hand polished. Quite a few dings but playable as is. Excellent valve action. *EXTRA* This horn its has original case with A crook, 2 lead pipes and 2 MPs. Nice.
A String Rotary Bb Cornet marked "Lyon and Healy, Chicago" Horn is in very good condition except for dent on bell crook. One valve needs re-stringing.