A string rotary Bb Cornet by L. Schriber. Damaged string connector is shown in photo #4. This is the earliest Water Key I have ever seen, using a rotary valve to express moisture. Some dings at bell edge. No case.
A two valve Cornopean Signed "AUGth COURTOIS AINE BREVERTE A PARIS S.G.D.G." This horn is in excellent condition, although there is no case. Lead pipe is marked "SOL". MOP Valve caps.
An Echo bell Cornet by Keefer, #682.I have not attempted to polish the silver plate, which seems to be evenly distributed. This horn is hand engrave all over, including the echo bell. Valves are powerful and respond well. What appears to be original MP and lead pipe. There are some dings on the top of the bell joint near the 1st valve, and of course it has those distinctive Keefer valve caps.
An early No Name Vienna Valve Trumpet with original "SI" lead pipe and MP. Damages are as follows; a connector from the 1st "Key" to the valve section is absent, there is denting on a small portion of the bell, a small portion of the Key support is unsoldered. This horn is played in inverted position. No case.
A six key Bugle, possibly English, in playing condition. 2 cork pads absent. Two professionally done patches. Original pig tail and MP. Strong response on all springs. No makers mark.
An 8 Keyed Bugle by "Bobinson Russell & Co. 7 West Moreland St. Dublin. #1603" as seen on the bell. Completely overhauled and in perfect playing condition EXCEPT for pads.
A rotary Valve Bass Trumpet by The Boston Musical Instrument Mfg. Co. Very good condition and playable. Patch on bell edge. No case or MP.
A three coil hunting horn, full rapped, by Gautrot, Paris in excellent condition. No MP. 10 1/2 inch bell.
A single French by Guiseppe Pelitti, Milan from around 1850. Decent condition and easily restorable to playing condition. Just needs surface work. Minimal denting, and valves move.
Single French Horn with mechanical rotary valves by Leopold Uhlmann, Vienna (on garland) mid 1800s. No case. Condition is good to very good.
A very rare Hurdy Gurdy Banjo. Small handle turns an inside rod upon which is a circle of plectra which brush against a single Banjo, string which responds off of the skin by means of in improvised bridge. Every part is original with th the exception of the bridge, which I carefully adjusted. Some plectra need to be replaced. Notice the Shield brackets..
Civil War period "Pony", small five string fretless Banjo on half a Coconut shell with Eagle brackets. Set up and in excellent, playing condition.
An early Fretless five string Banjo with a Brass fingerboard with frets marks etched in. Nice decorative inlay above the Brass. Ebony tail piece. Replaced hooks and nuts. Skin is good. Set up to play.
An early Fretless five string Banjo with Eagle Shoe brackets and tapered nuts, all original. Skin is good. Inlaid fret markers. Set up to play. High action. Brass Owl in head.
A seven coil Post Horn used as a Signaling horn. Original mouth piece. No case. In very good condition. c.1860. Total of aprox. 113 inches.
A rare double neck parlor guitar by Martin Stoss, Vienna, 1820, so labeled. In good condition and playable, now strung with gut strings. Length of strings on the longer neck is 25 1/4 inches, and on the short neck, 13 inches. One piece back.
An interesting piece of Violin history. The hollow neck and brass fingerboard end in a Horn in order to further amplify the Violin sound. On the end of the brass fingerboard is printed "PATENTED May 5 1856" Violin is an average German with a one piece back.
Over the shoulder Tenor Horn, SR by John Stratton, NY. Horn is in good condition and almost ready to play. Bell Garland.