A seven key Bugle engraved on the garland "Royal Kent Bugle, H.W , London" Domed key covers. Patch on pigtail and some solder showing. Body, keys and springs in excellent condition.
This odd shaped 6 key Bugle has a working tuning slide, which gives it an odd look, but makes perfect sense. The cross key also gives an interesting look. Everything is in perfect working, or playing order. Although it has no makers mark, when I acquired this some 20 years ago, I marked it "American". What did I know then that I have forgotten.
A 6 key Bugle by Kent that has been completely overhauled and is in perfect playing condition. On the bell is engraved "Royal Kent Bugle Warranted" in script. The interesting accessories include two pigtails of different size and opening. The larger one has what looks like a copper Fr. Horn MP. The other one has a MP stuck in it, plus 3 additional MP's, all period.
7 key Bb Bugle completely overhauled by Tim Holmes. On the bell "ELLARD, SACKVILLE ST, DUBLIN" and on the garland " Sligo Militia". Pads, corks and springs like new.
Eight keyed Bugle in Bb with Scalloped keys. Garland is delicately engraved with leaves and flowers. On the side of the bell is engraved "Josiah Sturgis. U S. R S." (history now available) Lead pipe and pigtail are included. All keys except one respond well. Pads look usable.
A solid Bb 6 keyed Bugle with original pigtail and MP. All keys respond well, and spring are strong. No makers marks.
A nine key Bugle in Eb by Graves & Co. Winchester, N.H. Name engraved on garland. Flat springs, All but one are working. Original MP and three lead pipe extensions. Some small dings.
A Solo Alto Eb Trumpet by J.Altrichter, Frankfurt. Clockwork mechanical rotary valves are working but stiff. Slides pull. Original MP. Garland is intact. A few dings, but nothing serious. No case. Original music book included.
14 Keys? Only 13 notes! We finally figured out the #14 could be a water key. Engraved "E.G.Wright Boston" on the upper plaque, and "Wm.S.Wheaton, New York" on the lower.Included are many pigtails and lead pipe extensions and adapters and original music clip. Also included is a wooden form that protects the bell section from serious injury. The case may or may not be original.
An Eb Solo Alto Trumpet or Cornet by Besson, Paris Serial #5122. I'm guessing around 1890. All slides pull. Water key is tied down. No case, lead pipe or MP.
An early five key Boxwood Clarinet marked "B" on all section. This is one of very few that have come with what appears to be the original case. Neck has been pinned. Original MP. Length without MP is 23 inches. All springs are working. c.1835
Original patent model for a sliding door lock and latch by E.G. Kehoe in brass, retaining its original Patent Office Tag dated November 15, 1870, Patent No. 109,220. Together with a Certificate of Authenticity from the United States Patent Model Foundation.
The passage of the Patent Act of 1790 required that every application include a miniature working model of their idea...
Rare String Rotary Valve Trombone by Boston Musical Mfg. Co. Horn is in excellent condition.
S shaped Alto Horn patented by L. Schreiber around1 1875. Good condition except for strings. Length 119 inches, tip of bell to bottom. Bell is 8 inches. Original MP.
Over the head Centennial model Tenor Horn by Lenhert c.1875. Good condition except intact valve section needs re-attachment.
Sterling Silver Medicine Spoons by Blackinton, c. 1900. Fully marked. Perfect condition and in their own case. Closed, 3 1/2 inches. Open, 6 1/2 inches.
Bearing the hallmarks of noted London silversmith Thomas Chawner, this heavyweight meat skewer was made in 1777. It it is fine condition, with only minor signs of use. Rare today, such skewers are usually displayed on desks as paperweights and letter-openers, rather than for holding a cut of meat in place for dressing it.
This New England ash burl bowl is not only powerful in its grace and appeal but is signed with hills and arrows. It is solid condition and measures approximately 14 inches in diameter and 5-1/4 inches in height. (Photo reproduction makes the bowl seem more oval than it is in reality.) New England, Eighteenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries.