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”