Copper trumpet with brass mouthpiece signed by “HAWKES & SON, LONDON”
Copper trumpet with brass mouthpiece signed by “HAWKES & SON, LONDON” and with signature of the mouthpiece model “HAWKES 2 MODEL”, length 125 cm.
Hawkes & Son was founded in 1865 by William Henry Hawkes selling orchestral scores. The company also made musical instruments and replacement parts, such as clarinet reeds, and by 1925 Hawkes had established an instrument factory in Edgware, north London. The business, which was particularly known for brass and military band music, was eventually inherited by Ralph Hawkes (1898-1950).
Trumpet “KÖHLER & SON MAKERS” in copper and silver (72 cm)
Copper trumpet signed by “KÖLER & SON MAKERS” from 1851, length 72cm. Kohler & Son established around 1780 and by 1790 they had their headquarters in Whitcomb Street, London. By 1835, they were manufacturers and contractors of all military instruments for the War Office, the British Army, the Navy and the Indian office. In 1851, John Kohler (born 1804 Middlesex) made musical instruments and lived at 35 Henrietta Street with his wife Elizabeth, four children, and two servants. 10 years later, he was employing 6 men and 4 boys at the same address, but he lived next door, at number 33 with two more boys. They made for other specialty vendors, including Harper’s slide trumpets and McFarland’s horns, and won awards for their brass instruments. They moved from 35 Henrietta Street, Convent Garden to 116 Victoria Street, Westminster around 1881. In 1899 they also had offices around the corner at 12A Gt Chapel Street London. Then in 1902 to 167 Edbury Street, Eaton Square and in 1914 they had moved to 183-5 Piccadilly. During the heyday of the banjo they imported what appear to be Buckbee instruments marked “hero’s trademark”, but they certainly had the skills to make their own.
Hazelnut pigskin tool case with black leather interior, brass handle and buckles to close the case. Its interior is composed of the following set of tools: farrier’s hammer; a; limiting wrench, carriage axle nut and locknut; utility knife; removes star bit for six hole sizes; Double buckle flats to break and join straps; francalete; tongs; footwear and laces.
285,21€ VAT included
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