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W. Brown & Sons, London • no. 720 • 1890’s

Brown & Sons was a very small shop, but apparently very highly regarded in it’s day.

Built in the key of C, it has a very long alternate tuning slide for low pitch Bb.

This instrument was evidently overhauled and replated in the past. Due to this, the bell text engraving was quite indistinct. I had it “re-engraved” by an expert in doing this to antiques, such as pocket watches. The results were excellent.

It’s original leather satchel case remains, although somewhat deteriorated.  If a pocket had a case, it was most commonly a leather satchel, as opposed to a more typical hard case. I suspect they were easier and faster to make, plus leather would almost always result in a case with smaller overall dimensions.


Length (shank removed): 8”

Bell Diameter: 4”

Bore: .459”

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