This echo Bell Cornet by Butler epitomises the height of the Echo bell period. Beautifully hand engraved all over and in very good condition. Water key requires spot soldering. Dent in bell crook.
A rotary Valve Echo Bell Trumpet in either "A" or "Bb" with detachable echo bell, needing re-soldering. Makers name shows as Oscar Gaesel, Markenkichen Sa. Horn is in good condition with denting on one portion of bell .
A Brass Echo bell Cornet. On the bell "Class A, (logo) Light Valve, BOOSEY & CO, Makers, 295 Regent Street, London, 39040" Some pro repair patches. Some dings. Valve action is firm. .
An Echo Bell Cornet distributed in New York by Carl Fischer. Numbers on vales are 70, 71, 72. Letter "B" on 2nd valve. One ding on Echo Bell, otherwise horn appears to be in good unpolished condition with what appears to be original MP and lead pipe. Original case with lead pipe. Some plating is gone,
The birdlike character of this handsome and well-balanced walking stick has not been "enhanced" by carving. Its feel is lustrous and attractive and its strength makes it suitable for leisurely strolling or for cracking the skulls of untoward varlets. Approximately 34 inches in length, it is in excellent condition. Nineteenth Century, probably American.
A rare Fiske Cornet with piston valve activated rotary valves. Flat Springs. Exceptional condition with original lead pipe and MP. Bell reads " Issac Fiske, Maker, Worcester Mass, Patented, Oct 18 1886, Nov 12 1887, Feb 11 1888" No case.
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...