List of surviving Higham brass instruments

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This list includes instruments which are in one of the following categories:

  1. in a permanent museum collection
  2. mentioned in an archival document
  3. mentioned in a publication such as an exhibition or auction catalogue, or listed on eBay
  4. details have been communicated by an owner
  5. the author (Arnold Myers) has examined the item
Thus some of the data about inscriptions etc is recorded at first hand, and some is taken from publications and personal communications.

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Inscribed 105 Chapel Street
Inscribed 73 Chapel Street
Inscribed Victoria Bridge without serial number
Inscribed Victoria Bridge with serial number
Inscribed 2 Victoria St, with 1862 medal only
Inscribed 2 Victoria St & 131 Gt Ducie St, with 1862 medal only
Inscribed 2 Victoria St & 131 Gt Ducie St, with 1865 medal
Inscribed J. Higham, 127 Strangeways
Inscribed J. Higham Ltd, 127 Strangeways
Inscribed 58 Erskine St
Inscribed 213-215 Great Jackson St
Inscribed Higham Premier
80000 series
100000 series
No serial number or address
References

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[ 1844 - 1847 ] J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 105 CHAPEL STREET / SALFORD / MANCHESTER

No extant instruments recorded

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[ 1847 - 1850 ] J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 73 CHAPEL STREET / SALFORD / MANCHESTER

No extant instruments recorded

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[ 1850 - c 1856 ] J. HIGHAM / MAKER / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER, without serial number

{no number} (French horn, 2-valve, master crooks and couplers.
Bell stamped “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / VICTORIA / BRIDGE / MANCHESTER”).
Probably 1850-1856.
[ Keighley Museum 9529.1 ]

{no number} (Ophicleide, probably in C, 11 keys.
Bell stamped “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / VICTORIA / BRIDGE / MANCHESTER”).
Probably 1850-1856.
[ York Castle Museum DA671 ]

{no number} (Contralto saxhorn in B♭, bell up, 3 rotary valves operated via push-rods).
Inscribed on bell “J. HIGHAM / Maker / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably 1857-1863.
[ Wilhelm Bernoulli; Historisches Museum, Basel 1980.2428 ]

{no number} (Cornet, massive silver; with 2 shanks and 3 crooks.
Engraved on bell “J. HIGHAM / VICTORIA / BRIDGE / MANCHESTER”).
Probably 1850-1863.
[ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 37, on loan to Glasgow Museums A.3.y.1941 ]

[ 1852 ] REGISTERED DESIGN FOR KEY BUGLE WITH VALVE

[ c 1856 - 1863 ] J. HIGHAM / MAKER / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER, with serial number

(Bugle with 4 keys and 1 valve).
Inscribed on shield-shaped brass plaque on copper bell “Joseph Higham / Maker / Victoria Bridge / MANCHESTER / Registd,, July 7th,, 1852 / No 7”).
Probably c 1856.
[ Spencer; Brighton Museum MS 100567 or R5773/34; described in the catalogues of the Expo Sussex exhibition 1968 and the Galpin Society Exhibition, Edinburgh 1968 item 381 ]

{43} (Bugle with 4 keys and 1 valve.
Inscribed on shield-shaped brass plaque on copper bell “Joseph Higham / Maker / Victoria Bridge / MANCHESTER / Registd,, July 7th,, 1852 / No 43”).
Probably c 1856.
[ Wilhelm Bernoulli; Historisches Museum, Basel 1980.2795 ]

{61} (Soprano bugle in E♭ with 4 keys and 1 valve.
Probably c 1856.
[ Boosey & Hawkes 565; Horniman Museum, London, 2004.869 ]

{263} (Ophicleide, probably in C, Hughes 12-key model.
Bell stamped “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / VICTORIA / BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 263”).
Probably c 1856.
[ Bradford Art Galleries and Museums NN.4 ]

{518} (Baritone in E♭ and D♭).
Probably c 1857.
[ Purchased by Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co in 1869 for 1/0/0; sold to Keat 23 Oct 1873 for 3/3/0 ]

{522} (Bass trombone in G).
Probably c 1857.
[ Purchased by Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co in 1874 for 1/0/0; sold for 2/10/0 ]

{548} (Baritone in E♭ and D♭).
Probably c 1857.
[ Purchased by Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co in 1869 for 1/0/0 without case; sold to Keat 23 Oct 1873 for 3/3/0 ]

[ 1857 ] PATENT FOR ROTARY VALVE

{701} (Baritone in B♭, 4 valves in line.
Inscribed on copper bell “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 701” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; inscribed on shield-shaped brass plaque below valves “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS / J. HIGHAM MAKER / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 701” with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” between “ROYAL” and “LETTERS”).
Probably 1857.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6073) ]

{1704} (Cornet.
Bell stamped “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / VICTORIA / BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 1704”).
Probably c 1858.
[ York Castle Museum DA653 ]

{1781} (Cornet in B♭ etc., rotary valves operated via push-rods.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 1781”).
Probably c 1858.
[ Patrick Delile; Bruno Kampmann, Paris (746) ]

{2736} (Cornet in B♭ etc., rotary valves operated via push-rods.
Probably c 1860.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{3439} (Cornet in B♭ etc., rotary valves operated via push-rods.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 3439”).
Probably c 1860.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{3946} (Cornet in B♭ etc., rotary valves operated via push-rods.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 3946”).
Probably c 1861.
[ John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (340) ]

{3999} (Ophicleide in C, 11 keys.
Bell stamped “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / VICTORIA / BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 3999” (the inscriptions to be read with bell up). Engraved on crook receiver sheath “JOHN PARR”).
Probably c 1861.
[ John Parr; John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (279) ]

{4086} (Cornet, S-shaped leadpipe.
Bell stamped “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / VICTORIA / BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 4086”).
Probably c 1861.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{4098} (Flugelhorn in E♭ with crook for D, rotary valves operated via push-rods).
Probably c 1861.
[ Reginald Morley-Pegge; described in the catalogue of the Galpin Society Exhibition, Edinburgh 1968 item 353; current location not known ]

{4709} (Slide trumpet in F etc, gilding metal.
Inscribed on upper side of bell “1ST / CLASS / EXHIBITION / 1862 / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / VICTORIA / BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 4709”).
Probably 1862.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (3215) ]

{4735} (Cornet in B♭ etc., rotary valves operated via push-rods.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS / J. HIGHAM / Maker / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 4735”).
Probably c 1862.
[ National Museum of American History, 1977.0294 ]

{5243} (Cornet in B♭ etc., rotary valves operated via push-rods.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS / J. HIGHAM / Maker / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 5243”).
Probably c 1863.
[ Wilhelm Bernoulli; Historisches Museum, Basel 1980.2422 ]

{5280} (Soprano cornet in E♭ etc., rotary valves operated via push-rods.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / ROYAL LETTERS / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / VICTORIA BRIDGE / MANCHESTER / 5280”).
Probably c 1863.
[ Royal Northern College of Music 56 ]

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[ 1862 - 1863 ] J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2 VICTORIA STREET / MANCHESTER, with 1862 medal only

{5473} (Cornet, silver-plated.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / Royal Letters. / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / 2 VICTORIA ST. MANCHESTER / 5473”).
Probably c 1863.
[ Charles Moore Collection, University of Leicester CM818, 1.35.5 ]

{5655} (Cornet in B♭ etc., rotary valves operated via push-rods.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / Royal Letters. / EXHIBITION / 1862 PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / 2 VICTORIA ST. MANCHESTER / 5656”).
Probably c 1863.
[ Ernst Buser; Trompetenmuseum Bad Säckingen ]

{5656} (Cornet in B♭ etc., rotary valves operated via push-rods.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / BY HER / MAJESTY'S / Royal Letters. / EXHIBITION / 1862 PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / INVENTOR & PATENTEE / 2 VICTORIA ST. MANCHESTER / 5656”; with flowers and foliage engraved around inscription, floral engraving inside bell mouth; arcaded pattern at bell rim).
Probably c 1863.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6058) ]

{6204} (Cornet in B♭ etc.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “EXHIBITION / 1862 / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2 VICTORIA ST. MANCHESTER / 6204”).
Probably c 1864.
[ S. Binns; Keighley Museum 8551(1204).1 ]

{7108} (Slide trumpet
Probably c 1865.
[ Vichy auction 2012/Dec/15 lot 535 ]

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[ 1863 - 1865 ] J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2 VICTORIA ST & 131 GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER, with 1862 medal only

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[ 1865 - c 1879 ] J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2 VICTORIA ST & 131 GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER, with 1865 medal

{8340} (B♭ cornet.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED / 1ST CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST. & 131. GT. DUCIE ST. / MANCHESTER / 8340”).
Probably c 1867.
[ Jeremy Montagu VI 128 ]

{9378} (B♭ cornet.
Inscribed on bell “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST. & 131. GT. DUCIE ST. / MANCHESTER / 9378”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “J. HIGHAM/ MAKER”).
Probably c 1868.
[ Bate Collection, University of Oxford (681) ]

{10651} see 18651

{11430} (Bombardon in E♭, 4-valve.
The main inscription is on the copper bell below an applied german silver disc with “HIGHAM” / royal coat of arms / “MANCHESTER”; the main inscription is “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST. & 131. GT. DUCIE ST. / MANCHESTER / 11430 / IMPROVED / CLEAR BORE”; inscribed on plaque on side of bell “SECOND PRIZE. / Presented by / Joseph Higham, / in addition to #25.0.0. / BELLE VUE CONTEST, / 1871”; 1st, 2nd and 3rd valve casings with applied german silver discs with “HIGHAM” / royal coat of arms / “MANCHESTER”).
1871 or soon before.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6054) ]

{12170} (B♭ cornet.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST. & 131. GT. DUCIE ST. / MANCHESTER / 12170” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”.
Probably c 1871.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{12507} (5-valve euphonium.
Inscribed on bell “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST. & 131. GT. DUCIE ST. / MANCHESTER / 12507 / IMPROVED / CLEAR BORE”).
Probably c 1872.
[ Private collection ]

{12743} (B♭ cornet.
Inscribe on the bell “Patent / Clear Bore / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST. & 131. GT. DUCIE ST. / MANCHESTER / 12743”).
Probably c 1872.
[ Private collection, Malta ]

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[ c 1872 - November 1896 ] J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER

{13217} (B♭ slide trombone.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED / SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 13217” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; inscribed on slide section at mouthpiece receiver “J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1872, the slide section 1896 or later.
[ John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (519) ]

{1349} (Tenor trombone in C.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 1349” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1872, the serial number is clearly stamped but the instrument would not appear to date from c 1858.
[ Private collection, Britain; described in the catalogue of the Galpin Society's Made for Music exhibition, 1986, item 159  ]

{13855} (5-valve euphonium.
Inscribed on side of bell “PRESENTED BY / Joseph Higham / in addition to the First Prize / of / 50.00 / POMONA GARDENS CONTEST / 1875.”; on front of bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 13853”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “13853”).
Probably c 1872.
[ Bate Collection, University of Oxford (2016.71 10228) ]

{15762} (B♭ euphonium; 5-valve.
Inscribed on bell with circular applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST. & 131. GT. DUCIE ST. / MANCHESTER / 15762”).
Probably c 1873.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{17311} (G bass trombone, cranked bell stay, ts in bell bow, w/key; no engraving; SP.
Inscribed on applied plate on bell “IMPROVED / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 17311” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; the applied plate probably covers another inscription; no inscription on slide section).
Probably 1874 or a little earlier.
[ Bate Collection, University of Oxford (10014) ]

{17318} Tenor trombone, silver-plated.
Inscribed “... / J. HIGHAM / ... / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ... / 17318 / ...” and “Presented by the KETTERING TOWN BAND, 1895”).
Probably 1874 or a little earlier.
[ Phillips auction, London, 24 Jan 1974 lot 13 ]

{17650} (Baritone in B♭.
applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “SUPERIOR / 1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST & 131. GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER / 17650”; inscribed on casing of 2nd valve “17650”).
Probably c 1874.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (2711) ]

{17668} (B♭ cornet.
Inscribed on bell “STANDARD / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 17668” / circular applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1874.
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{17688} (B♭ cornet.
Inscribed on bell “STANDARD / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 17688” / circular applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1874.
[ Arthur Johnson & Sons Auction, Nottingham, 22 Aug 2015, lot 731; possibly identical with 17668 entered above ]

{17869} (B♭ cornet).
Probably c 1875.
[ Location not known ]

{17927} (French horn, natural or 2-valve, with crooks.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST. & 131. GT. DUCIE ST. / MANCHESTER / 17927” / circular applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; on 2nd valve casing “17927”).
Probably c 1875.
[ A. Wilkinson; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums H.226/76.1 ]

{18298} (Bombardon in E♭.
Inscribed on bell with circular applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST. & 131. GT. DUCIE ST. / MANCHESTER / 18298 / ...”).
Probably c 1875.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#2504 ]

{18651} (Bombardon in E♭, 3 valves.
Inscribed on bell with circular applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 131. GT. DUCIE ST. & 2. VICTORIA ST. / MANCHESTER / 18651” with the “8” in the serial number overstamped “0”; on 2nd valve casing “18651”).
Probably c 1875.
[ National Music Museum, University of South Dakota 281 ]

{18711} (B♭ cornet.
Inscribed on bell with circular applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST. & 131. GT. DUCIE ST. / MANCHESTER / 18711”).
Probably c 1875.
[ Duke University, Eddy Collection 298 ]

{19793} (3-valve euphonium).
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 19793”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “19793”).
Probably c 1876.
[ Bate Collection, University of Oxford (2016.76 10232) ]

{19918} (Helicon.
Bell stamped “... / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 19918 / ...”).
Probably c 1876.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#3898 ]

{20081} (Bombardon, 3 valves.
Inscribed on bell “... / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST & 131 GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER / 20081 / 2ND / CLASS”).
Probably c 1876.
[ Private collection, Britain ]
Earliest instrument inscribed “2ND CLASS”

{20471} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “SUPERIOR / 1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST & 131. GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER / 20471”; circular applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1876.
[ Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers, Etwall, Derbyshire, auction 17 March 2016, lot 810 ]

{20758} (Valve trombone, short model, 3 valves.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST & 131 GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER/ 20758 / THOMAS ALMOND” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1876.
[ Thomas Almond; York Castle Museum DA659 ]

{20788} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “ ... / J. HIGHAM / ... / 20788”).
Probably c 1876.
[ Reputedly used by the Fry family, c 1870; Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, M60 ]

{20903} (Bombardon, 3 valves.
Inscribed on bell “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST & 131 GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER / 20903”; lacks usual Higham applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”. Inscribed on 2nd valve “20903”).
Probably c 1876.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{23001} (B♭ cornet.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST & 131 GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER/ 23001” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”.
Probably c 1877.
 Buy-it-now on eBay ends 2016/Jul/14 16:56:13 BST ]

{24726} (Valve trombone in B♭, 3 valves.
Inscribed on bell “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST & 131 GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER / 24726”; lacks usual Higham applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”. Inscribed on 2nd valve “24726”).
Probably c 1878.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (1802) ]

{25956} (Bass trombone in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “B♭ / BASS / SUPERIOR / 1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST & 131. GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER / 25956 / W.H. CUNDY / SOLE AGENT / BOSTON”; circular applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1880.
Auction on eBay ends 2016/Jul/10 ]

{26104} (Tenor valve trombone in 9-ft Bb
Inscribed on bell “1ST / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 2. VICTORIA ST & 131. GT DUCIE ST / MANCHESTER / 26104”; without applied circular relief plaque).
Probably c 1880.
[ Private collection, Britain ]
Latest instrument inscribed “131. GT DUCIE ST”

{27708} (Helicon, probably in E♭.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 27708” / “W.H. CUNDY / SOLE AGENT / BOSTON”).
Probably c 1881.
 Buy-it-now on eBay 2018/Dec/12 ]

{28128} (Valve trombone.
Inscribed on bell “SUPERIOR / 1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 28128” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1880.
 Buy-it-now on eBay ends 2015/Aug/01 ]

{29694} (G bass trombone; no tuning-slide.
Inscribed on applied plate on bell “1ST / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 29694” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1881.
[ Wilhelm Bernoulli; Historisches Museum, Basel 1980.2700 ]

{29795} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “KOHLER & CHASE / AGENTS / SAN FRANCISCO” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 29795” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1881.
 Buy-it-now on eBay ends 2015/Aug/07 ]

{29813} (Trombone.
Bell stamped “W.H. CUNDY / SOLE AGENT / BOSTON / SUPERIOR / 1ST / CLASS / EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDAL AWARDED / LONDON 1862 ∧ DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / MANCHESTER / 29813” / emblem of a lion and a unicorn).
Probably c 1881.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#5827 ]

{30438} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 30438” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1881.
 Auction on eBay ends 2015/Sep/16 01:02 ]

{31421} (Euphonium in B♭, 4 valves, in-line.
Inscribed on bell “Presented To Signor Ulrico / BY / Mrs Blanche Smyth Piggot / Weston Super Mare / 1882” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 31421”).
1882 or soon before.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (2776) ]

{31508} (Pocket cornet, oval bell, nickel-plated.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 31508” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1882.
 Auction on eBay ends 2017/Jan/03 13:25:42 GMT ]

{31528} (Echo cornet.
Bell stamped “;PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER” / ... / “LYON & HEALY / GENERAL AGENTS / CHICAGO / ...”).
Probably c 1882.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#3349 ]

{31556} (E♭ soprano cornet.
Inscribed on bell “1ST / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 31556” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1882.
[ Private collection, Finland ]

{31830} (Cornet.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 31830”; with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1882.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{32395} (Bombardon in E♭.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 32395” and, below, “W.H. CUNDY / SOLE AGENT / BOSTON”).
Probably c 1883.
 Auction on eBay ends 2015/Jan/20 19:51 GMT ]

{32612} (Tenor horn.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 32612” and “W.H. CUNDY / SOLE AGENT / BOSTON”).
Probably c 1883.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#5985 ]

{33095} (Valve trombone.
Bell stamped “;... / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER” / ... / “LYON & HEALY / GENERAL AGENTS / CHICAGO / ...”).
Probably c 1883.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#4549 ]

{34213} (B♭ slide trombone.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED / SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 34210 / W.H. CUNDY / SOLE AGENT / BOSTON” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1884.
 Auction on eBay ends 2015/Aug/26 5:59 ]

{34382} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “1ST CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 34382” / circular applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1884.
 Auction on eBay ends 2014/Jul/14 11:44:49 PDT ]

{34571} (G bass slide trombone.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED / SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 34571” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1885.
 Auction on eBay ends 2015/Dec/10 21:37:02 GMT ]

{35401} (B♭ echo cornet.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 35401” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “Manufactured / and Presented to / Mr. Wm. Cyrus / the Cornet King / By The Maker”; on 2nd valve casing “36441”).
Probably c 1885.
[ Private collection, Germany ]

{35498} (B♭ echo cornet.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 35498” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “LYON amp;& HEALY / CENTRAL AGENTS CHICAGO”).
Probably c 1885.
 Auction on eBay ends 2014/Sep/06 12:02:17 PDT ]

{36082} (B♭ cornet.
Inscribed on bell “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 36082” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1885.
[ Private collection, The Netherlands ]

{36178} (B♭ baritone.
On bell: applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / inscription “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 36178” / “LYON & HEALY / CENTRAL AGENTS / CHICAGO”).
Probably c 1885.
 Auction on eBay ends 2014/Oct/11 14:32:04 PDT ]

{36352} (Cornet.
Inscribed on bell “1ST CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ...” / “To / Charles R. Fuller / from / his friends / Lyon & Healy / office / Apr 23, 1887”).
Probably c 1885.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#6087 ]

{36778} (Bombardon in E♭.
Inscribed on bell “1ST CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 36778” / ... / “LYON amp;& HEALY / CENTRAL AGENTS CHICAGO” / “Exchanged for NEW BUESCHER ELKHART, IND. 10 39”).
Probably c 1886.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#1781 ]

{36989} (B♭ echo cornet.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 36989” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “W.H. CUNDY / SOLE AGENT / BOSTON”).
Probably c 1886.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{37855} (Cornet.
Probably c 1886.
[ Vichy auction 2012/Dec/15 lot 483 ]

{38128} (Euphonium in B♭, 5-valve.
Inscribed on circular applied embossed silver plaque on copper bell “HIGHAM / MANCHESTER” with lion-and-unicorn motif in centre and floral pattern around edge. Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 38128”; marked “W.C.S. EUPHONIUM NO 1”).
Probably c 1887.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (2771) ]

{38162} (B♭ cornet.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 38162” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1887.
[ Royal Northern College of Music 128 ]

{38588} (B♭ slide trombone, cranked bell stay, single ts between bell and joint socket with tubular thumb rest on slide section and ligautre restraint screw on bell, w/key; no engraving; brass.
Inscribed on bell “``RIVER WEAR / COMMISSION'' / SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 38588” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; stamped on mouthpiece receiver “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1887.
[ Bate Collection, University of Oxford (2016.69 10226) ]

{38596} (B♭ euphonium.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “SUPERIOR CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 38596” and “W.H. CUNDY / SOLE AGENT / BOSTON”).
Probably c 1887.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{38610} (B♭ slide trombone.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED / SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 38610” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1887.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{38660} (B♭ slide trombone.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED / SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 38660” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1887.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{39235} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 39235” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1887.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{39411} (Bombardon.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 39411”).
Probably c 1888.
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{39742} (Cornet in B♭, double water-key.
Inscribed on bell “LYON & HEALY / SOLE AGENTS / CHICAGO / PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 39742” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1888.
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{40359} (Tenor horn.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 40359”; / stamped on 2nd valve casing “40359”).
Probably c 1888.
[ Bate Collection, University of Oxford (2016.70 10227) ]

{40749} (Cornet in B♭, highly engraved bell flare.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 40749” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PRESENTED TO / WM. EGAN BY / THE REV. M.J.O. REILLY / FROM THE WHITWICK BAND”).
Probably c 1889.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{40974} (Cornet in B♭, highly engraved.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 40974” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1889.
 Auction on eBay ends 2015/Jul/04 19:36:36 BST ]

{41561} (BB♭ bass.
On bell: applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / inscription “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 41561” the number also read as 41564).
Probably c 1889.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{41595} (Bell-forward alto horn.
Bell stamped “... / LYON & HEALY / SOLE AGENT CHICAGO / 1ST CLASS / ...”).
Probably c 1889.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#1450 ]

{41604} (Baritone.
Bell stamped “... / 1ST CLASS ... / LYON & HEALY / SOLE AGENT CHICAGO / ...”).
Probably c 1889.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#4460 ]

{42083} (Bombardon in E♭.
Probably c 1889.
[ Repaired by Thos. Reynolds Senr., Salford, 30 Nov 1965; Horn-U-Copia
#2077 ]

{42116} (Bombardon in E♭, 4-valve.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 42116”).
Probably c 1889.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{42195} (Bombardon in E♭.
Inscribed on bell “... / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 42195” / ... / “LYON & HEALY / SOLE AGENTS / CHICAGO”).
Probably c 1889.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#4479 ]

{42659} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 42659” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “42659”).
Probably c 1890.
[ Bate Collection, University of Oxford (696) ]

{43055} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “LYON & HEALY / SOLE AGENTS / CHICAGO / PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 43055” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; on 2nd valve casing “43055”).
Probably c 1890.
[ National Music Museum, University of South Dakota 440 ]

{43118} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 43118” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “J.L. RODGERS / CLOWNE / CHESTERFIELD”: on 2nd valve casing “43118”).
Probably c 1890.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{43093} (Valve trumpet in F.
Inscribed on bell “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 43093” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; on 2nd valve casing “43093”).
Probably c 1890.
[ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (36), on loan to Glasgow Museums A.3.x.1941 ]

{44193} (Circular bass in E♭, 3 valves.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 44193 / 2.”; on side of 2nd valve casing “44193”).
Probably c 1892.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (429) ]

{44199} (Bombardon in E♭, 4-valve.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 44199”).
Probably c 1892.
[ Chetham's School, Manchester ]

{44621} (B♭ tenor trombone.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 44621” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1892.
[ Private collection, Germany ]

{44684} (B♭ tenor trombone.
Inscribed on bell “2ND / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 44684” / applied circular relief plaque with “HIGHAM / MANCHESTER” surrounding a lion-and-unicorn emblem; last digit of serial number not clear).
Probably c 1892.
 But-it-now on eBay ends 2018/Feb/06 21:32:06 GMT ]

{45132} (Euphonium, 4-valve.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 45132”).
Probably c 1892.
 But-it-now on eBay 2015/Aug/27 ]

{45139} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 45139” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1892.
[ National Music Museum, University of South Dakota 6846 ]
Earliest instrument inscribed “JUBILEE” (50th anniversary of the Higham firm)

{45140} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “JUBILEE / PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127.STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 45140” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably 1892.
[ Private collection, Norway ]

{45473} (Tenor horn in E♭, bell-forward wrap.
Inscribed on bell “LYON & HEALY / SOLE AGENTS / CHICAGO / 1ST / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 45473” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1892.
 Auction on eBay ends 2017/Aug/20 01:00:44 BST ]

{45398} (Tenor horn in E♭.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 45398”).
Probably c 1892.
 Auction on eBay ends 2015/Jan/26 20:35:17 GMT ]

{45754} (B♭ tenor trombone, cranked bell stay, ts in bell bow, w/key; floral and foliage engraving; SP.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 45754” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”, serial stamp unclear and could be “45751”; stamped on mouthpiece receiver “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / MANCHESTER”).
Probably 1892 or just before.
[ Bate Collection, University of Oxford (x701) ]

{45787} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 45787” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PRESENTED BY / JOSEPH HIGHAM / STUBBINS VALE BRASS BAND / WON BY / CONTEST / Augst. 1892”; on side of 2nd valve casing “45787”).
1892 or just before.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (3877) ]

{45865} (B♭ tenor trombone.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 45865” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1892.
[ Private collection, Finland ]

{45981} (B♭ tenor trombone, cranked bell stay, ts in bell bow, w/key; floral and foliage engraving.
Inscribed on bell “IMPROVED / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 45981” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1892.
 Auction on eBay ends 2017/Nov/29 04:15:16 GMT ]

{46041} (Cornet in B♭
Inscribed on bell “JUBILEE / PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127.STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 46041” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “A.J.G. WATKIN / RIDDINGS”).
Probably c 1892.
[ For sale by Trevor Jones, Bristol, January 2018 ]

{46072} (Cornet in B♭
Inscribed on bell “2ND / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 46072” / applied circular relief plaque).
Probably c 1892.
 Buy-it-now on eBay 2016/Jul/08 ]
Latest instrument inscribed “2ND CLASS”

{46100} (Cornet.
Inscribed on bell “LYON & HEALY / SOLE AGENTS / CHICAGO / ... / PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 46100”).
Probably c 1892.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#4311 ]

{46108} (Cornet in B♭.
Probably c 1892.
[ Private collection, U.S.A. ]

{46840} (Cornet.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127.STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 46840” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1893.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#8571 ]

{46851} (Baritone in B♭.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 46851”; on side of 2nd valve casing “46851”).
Probably c 1893.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{47161} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “JUBILEE / PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127.STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 47161” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1894.
[ Location not known ]

{47163} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “JUBILEE / PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127.STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 47163” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “F.J. Williams”; on 2nd valve casing “47163”).
Probably c 1894.
 Auction on eBay ends 2016/Apr/24 22:08:45 BST ]
Latest instrument inscribed “JUBILEE”

{47285} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127.STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 47285” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1894.
 Auction on eBay ends 2017/Feb/01 17:46:03 GMT ]

{47682} (Soprano cornet in E♭.
Inscribed on bell “... / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / LONDON 1862 & DUBLIN 1865 / ...”).
Probably c 1894.
[ Joseph Wheeler; described in the catalogue of the Galpin Society Exhibition, Edinburgh 1968 item 345; current location not known ]

{47979} (Alto trombone.
Distributed by Lyon & Healy, Chicago).
Probably c 1894.
[ Frederick Selch Collection, Oberlin College ]

{4[A8362} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127.STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 48362” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1895.
[ Location not known ]

{48468} (B♭ tenor trombone)
[ Reported as presented at a contest in London 15 June 1895 }

{46470 or 48470} (B♭ tenor trombone.
Inscribed on bell “B.S.M” and “IMPROVED / CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 46470” [possibly 48470] / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1893 or c 1895.
[ Desmond MacMahon, 1950 Birmingham School of Music; Birmingham Conservatoire 7.3 ]

{48488} (B♭ baritone.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “STANDARD / CLASS / C” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 48488” / on side of 2nd valve casing “48488”).
Probably c 1895.
[ Private collection, Britain ] 48583

{48583} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “STANDARD / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 48583” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1895.
 Auction on eBay ends 2018/Apr/08 20:06:01 BST ]

{48930} (Flugelhorn in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127.STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 48930”; also applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; on side of 2nd valve casing “48930”).
Probably c 1896.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (3483) ]

{49036} (Tuba in B♭, 3 valves.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “.EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 49036”; on 2nd valve casing “49036”).
Probably c 1896.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6157) ]

{49071} (Tenor horn in E♭; the valve cluster may be later.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR-BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 49071”; on 2nd valve casing “J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER” and, below, “F / 271”).
Probably c 1896.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

Lowest numbered stamped on valves with letter and number

{49270} (Trombone.
Inscribed on bell “LYON & HEALY / SOLE AGENTS / CHICAGO / IMPROVED / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 49270” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1896.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#2106 ]

{49550} (Tuba.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “SUPERIOR CLASS ” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “.EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 49550”).
Probably c 1897.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#2086 ]

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[ November 1896 - April 1923 ] J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER

{50084} (Cornet).
Probably c 1897.
[ Vichy auction 2012/Dec/15 lot 495 ]

{50327} (Tenor horn.
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / B” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 50327”; on 2nd valve casing “50327”).
Probably c 1898.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{50514} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 50514”).
Probably c 1898.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{50581} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 50581” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1898.
 Auction on eBay ends 2015/Dec/29 16:16:19 GMT ]

{50833} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 50833”).
Probably c 1898.
[ Royal College of Music RCM 899 ]

{50930} (Cornet in B♭ - A etc.
Stamped on bell “KETTLEWELL / MODEL” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 50930” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “50930”).
Probably c 1898.
[ John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (375) ]

{50950} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 50940” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; “LYON & HEALY / SOLE AGENTS / CHICAGO”).
Probably c 1898.
[ National Music Museum, University of South Dakota 437 ]

{51092} (Cornet in B♭.
Stamped on bell “KETTLEWELL / MODEL” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 51092” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “51092”).
Probably c 1899.
 Auction on eBay ends 2018/Feb/25 20:25:30 GMT ]

{51159} (Bach trumpet).
Probably c 1899.
[ Private collection ]

{51172} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 51172” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” on 2nd valve casing “51172”).
Probably c 1899.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{51181} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 51181” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1899.
[ Thomson Roddick & Medcalf, Carlisle, auction 19 February 2015, lot 411 ]

{51225} (Soprano trumpet in B♭ etc.
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 51225” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” on 2nd valve casing “51225”).
Probably c 1899.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6214) ]

{51228} (Cornet and trumpet combined with shanks for B♭ and A, crooks for F, E♭ and D.
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / awarded / to / J. HIGHAM LTD. / ... / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 51228”).
Probably c 1899.
[ Vichy auction 15.12.12 lot 495; Horn-U-Copia
#9787 ]

{51314} (Tenor cor in E♭.
Inscribed on bell “CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 51314” /
Probably c 1899.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#4555 ]

{51499} (Tenor slide trombone in B♭
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / B” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 51499” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1899.
 Auction on eBay ends 2017/May/13 17:42:28 BST ]

{51737} (Bass trombone in G.
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 51737” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; on inner slide at mouthpiece receiver “J. HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1900.
[ Geoffrey Hartley; donated 1992 to Royal College of Music RCM 493 ]

{51786} (Tenor slide trombone in B♭
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 51786” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1900.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{51821} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 51821” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1900.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{51833} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 51833” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “51833”).
Probably c 1900.
 Auction on eBay ends 2016/Feb/21 12:37:34 GMT ]

{52039} (Tenor horn.
Bell stamped “... / PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 52039”).
Probably c 1900.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#1804 ]

{52146} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CHAMPION / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 52146” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; inscribed on 2nd valve casing “52146”; on tops of 2nd and 3rd valve pistons “2”, “3”).
Probably c 1900.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (1163) ]

{52278} (Baritone saxophone.
Bell stamped with lion-and-unicorn motif / “%J. HIGHAM LTD. / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 52278”).
Probably c 1900.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{52390} (B♭ euphonium.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “CLASS / C” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 52390” / on side of 2nd valve casing “52390”).
Probably c 1901.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

Highest numbered stamped on valves with serial number

{53058} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “CLASS / B” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 53058” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1901.
[ Adam Partridge Macclesfield auction 30 Jun 2016, lot 239 ]

{53953} (Cornet.
Probably c 1903.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#924 ]

{54204} (Trombone in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “... / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A / ...”).
Probably c 1903.
[ Adam Partridge Macclesfield auction 29 May 2015, lot 1116 ]

{54458} (Tuba in E♭, 4-valve.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 54458”; on side of 2nd valve casing “D / 218”).
Probably c 1903.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (2952) ]

{54489} (Bombardon in E♭, 3 valves.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 54489”; on side of 2nd valve casing “D / 93”).
Probably c 1903.
[ Location not known ]

{54556} (Tenor cor in F ? E♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / ... / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 54556”).
Probably c 1904.
[ Adam Partridge Macclesfield auction 2 July 2015, lot 232 ]

{54823?} (French horn, 3 Périnet valves and terminal crook.
Probably c 1904.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#5174 ]

{55021} (B♭ euphonium; 4-valve.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 55021”).
Probably c 1904.
[ Repaired by Thos. Reynolds Senr., Salford, 23 Jun 1953;
 Auction on eBay ends 2014/Aug/10 12:40:19 PDT ]

{55162} (Tenor Cor in F / E♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR-BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 55162” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” on 2nd valve casing “D / 239”. Alternative tuning-slides inscribed “F” and “E♭”).
Probably c 1904.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (613) ]

{55209} (Cornet in B♭ - A.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 55209” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; on the second valve casing “F / 864”).
Probably c 1904.
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{55300} (Bombardon in BB♭, small model.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR-BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 553003”; on 2nd valve casing “E / 757”).
Probably c 1905.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{55303} (Cornet in B♭ etc.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR-BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 55303” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” on 2nd valve casing “E / 764”).
Probably c 1905.
 Auction on eBay ends 2015/Jun/14 13:28:05 BST ]

{55537} (Bombardon in E♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR-BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 55537” / “FILLMORE BROTHERS COMPANY CINCINNATI OHIO SOLE AGENTS UNITED STATES”).
Probably c 1905.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#1904 ] <+++<

{55775} (Bass trombone in G.
Inscribed on bell “STANDARD / CLASS / C” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 55775” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “T.A.A. / SOM. / A.4.”, possibly “SSM.”).
Probably c 1905.
[ For sale by Trevor Jones, Bristol, January 2018 ]

{56157} (Tuba in F, 5-valve, Barlow model.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 56157”; on side of 2nd valve “F6 / 53”; on side of 4th valve “J HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER”; on side of 5th valve “F / 2”).
Probably c 1906.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (2131) ]

{56394} ('REX' model G bass trombone).
Probably c 1906.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{56762} (Tenor valve trombone.
Inscribed on bell “WEATHERBURN & GLIDDING / TORONTO / SOLE AGENTS / CANADA / PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 56762” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; / on side of 2nd valve “J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1907.
[ Franz Streitwieser; Musica Kremsmünster 584 ]

{57162} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A / ...”).
Probably c 1907.
[ Location not known ]

{57415} (Tenor horn in F and E♭.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 57415”; on 2nd valve casing “J / 111” and on other side “HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1908.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{57513} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / REX / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 57513” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1908.
[ Gardiner Houlgate, Corsham, auction 10 December 2015, lot 548;
 Buy-it-now on eBay ends 2016/Feb/02 16:49:28 GMT ]

{57885} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “ EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 57885” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1908.
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{57929} (Soprano trombone).
Probably c 1908.
[ Vichy auction 15.12.12 lot 545 ]

{58183} (Helicon in E♭).
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 58183” and, below, “H ST L C. / M.B / 26”).
Probably c 1909.
[ Vichy auction 7.4.18 lot 378 ]

{58417} (Piccolo trumpet in B♭; long wrap with dummy tubing).
Inscribed on bell with five-pointed star / lion-and-unicorn motif / “J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 58417”; on 2nd valve “J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER” and “K / 307”.
Probably c 1909.
[ Richard Walton; donated 2003 to Royal College of Music RCM 641 ]

{58866} (Cornet.
Bell stamped “J. LYONS / MELBOURNE” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 58866”).
Probably c 1910.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#473 ]

{59132} (C natural Euph 4V Rex model).
1910.
[ Mentioned in Higham factory manuscript notes 27 Oct 1910; location not known ]

{59476} (Tuba in E♭).
Probably c 1911.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{59554} (Bass trombone in G.
Inscribed on bell “CONTESTING / MODEL / IMPROVED / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 59554” [last digit not clear] / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1911.
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{60246} (BBb CM. Bass Flat Pitch 4 Valves).
1912.
[ Mentioned in Higham factory manuscript notes 4 Sep 1912; location not known ]

{60304} (Cavalry or ceremonial trumpet; with tuning-slide.
Inscribed on bell “Eclipse / J. HIGHAM LTD / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 60304”.
Probably c 1912.
[ Horniman Museum, London, M37-1983 ]

{60415} (Baritone).
Probably c 1912.
[ Vichy auction 15.12.12 lot 561 ]

{60478} (Cornet in B♭).
Probably c 1912.
[ Location not known ]

{60930} (BBb Monstre Bass C.M. valves Flat pitch).
1913.
[ Mentioned in Higham factory manuscript notes 27 Jun 1913; location not known ]

{61741} (Drag horn.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “J. HIGHAM / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 61741”).
Probably c 1914.
[ 1818 Auctions, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, sale 6 Nov 2017 lot 4 ]

{61940} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 61940” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1914.
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{64711} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 64711” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1917.
[ Location not known ]

{67907} (Cornet in B♭-A.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127 . STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 67907” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; Inscribed on 2nd valve casing “J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER” and on other side “S / 61”).
Probably c 1920.
[ John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (381) ]

{68645} (Tenor horn in E♭.
Inscriptions to read with the bell up, around the edge of the bell “PRESENTED TO THE C.C.C BY THE C.C.C. BOAT CLUB” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J.  HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 68645”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “J.  HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1920.
[ Possibly Corpus Christi College, Oxford;
Auction on eBay ends 2016/Feb/19 ]

{68831} (Tenor slide trombone in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “CONTESTING / MODEL / IMPROVED / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 68831” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / Presented by / HIGHFIELD PARENT-TECHER ASSOCIATION / JULY, 1957).
Probably c 1920.
[ Highfield School Band; N. Wells; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums H.282/85.1 ]

{70359} (Bass slide trombone in G.
Inscribed on bell “CONTESTING / MODEL / IMPROVED / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / AWARDED / TO / J HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 70359” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; inscribed on slide section at mouthpiece receiver “J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1922.
[ St Edmund Campion School, Bradford; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums H.291/80.1 ]

{70445} (Slide cornet).
Probably c 1922.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{70448} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / ... 127 STRANGEWAYS / ...”).
Probably c 1922.
[ Location not known ]

{70563} (Tenor horn in E♭.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 70563” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”, on 2nd valve casing “J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1922.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{70606} (Tenor horn.
Inscribed on bell “ECLIPSE J. HIGHAM LTD. / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 70606”).
Probably c 1922.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{71077} (Euphonium, 3 double-principle valves, special system.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / SYNCHROTONIC / VALVES / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 71077”; and, below, “BRIT PATS / NO. 3362-13 / NO. 24874-13 / AUSTRALIAN PAT. / NO. 12590-14 / NEW ZEALAND PAT / NO 34577-14”; on 3rd valve casing “BRIT PATS / NO. 3362-13 / NO. 24874-13 / AUSTRALIAN PAT. / NO. 12590-14 / NEW ZEALAND PAT / NO 34577-14”; on 2nd valve casing “J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1923.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6381) ]

{71102} (Tenor slide trombone in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “CONTESTING / MODEL / IMPROVED / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 71102” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1923.
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{71432} (Tenor slide trombone in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “LYONS / MELBOURNE / IMPROVED / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J HIGHAM LTD. / MAKERS / 127. STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 71432” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; stamped at mouthpiece receiver “J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1923.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

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[ JULY 1923 - July 1928 ] J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 58 ERSKINE ST / MANCHESTER

{71564} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “... / 58 ERSKINE ST / ...”).
Probably c 1923.
[ Location not known ]

{71593} (Bass trombone in G.
Inscribed on bell “CONTESTING / MODEL / IMPROVED / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J HIGHAM / MAKER / 58 ERSKINE ST / MANCHESTER / 71593” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; inscribed on slide section at mouthpiece receiver “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / MANCHESTER”).
Probably c 1923.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (3671) ]

{71747} (Bass valve trombone in G, 3 valves.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 71747” and with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”. Inscribed on 2nd valve casing on one side near top “J HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER” and on opposite side near bottom “H [?] / 370”).
Probably c 1924.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (807) ]

{7212?} (Trumpet in B♭ . A.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 58. ERSKINE ST / MANCHESTER / 7212?” and with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1925.
[ For sale by Trevor Jones, Bristol ]

{72147} (Euphonium.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / ... / 127 STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER / 72147”).
Probably c 1925.
[ Castletown Metropolitan Band; Manx National Heritage 1992-0210/1 ]

{72200} (B♭ euphonium.
Inscribed on bell with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT” / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J HIGHAM / MAKER / 58 ERSKINE ST / MANCHESTER 72200” / Inscribed on 2nd valve casing on one side “J HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / MANCHESTER” and on opposite side “A1 / 87”).
Probably c 1926.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{72582} (Trumpet in B♭ . A.
Inscribed on bell “Paragon” / five-pointed star / “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKERS / 58. ERSKINE ST / MANCHESTER / 72582” and with applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / MANCHESTER”, also “A / 246”; stamped on quick-change valve cap “B♭” and “A”).
Probably c 1927.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{72610} (Tenor trombone.
Inscribed on bell “SUPERIOR / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J HIGHAM / MAKER / 58 ERSKINE ST / MANCHESTER / 72610” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1927.
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[ October 1928 - 1932 ] J. HIGHAM Ltd / MAKERS / 213-215 GREAT JACKSON ST / MANCHESTER

{72738} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “STANDARD / CLASS” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / MAKER / 213-15 GT JACKSON ST. / MANCHESTER / 72738” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”).
Probably c 1928.
[ Location not known ]

{72745} (Cornet.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / ... / 213-15 GRT JACKSON ST. / MANCHESTER / 72745” / stamped on 2nd valve casing “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / MANCHESTER”, also “A / 278”).
Probably c 1928.
[ Horn-U-Copia
#1770 ]

{72962} (Baritone.
Inscribed on bell “PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM LTD / ... / 213-15 GT JACKSON ST. / MANCHESTER / 72962”).
Probably c 1928.
[ Castletown Metropolitan Band; Manx National Heritage 1992-0210/1 ]

{73055} (Flugelhorn in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “AGENTS / KEITH PROWSE & CO. LTD. / LONDON / PATENT / CLEAR BORE / CONTESTING / MODEL / CLASS / A” / lion-and-unicorn motif / “EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 213-15. GT. JACKSON ST. / MANCHESTER / 73055” / applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / MANCHESTER”, also “AI / 373”).
Probably c 1929.
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{73142} (Bugle in B♭.
Inscribed on bell with lion-and-unicorn motif / “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 213-15 GT. JACKSON ST. / MANCHESTER / 73142”).
Probably c 1930.
[ Location not known ]

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[ 1932 - 1939 ] HIGHAM Premier / MANCHESTER

{233} (Bombardon in E♭, four-valve compensating.
Stamped on bell “EPIC / by / HIGHAM- / Premier”, the Premier trade name underlined; on 2nd valve casing “11 / 233 / HIGHAM-PREMIER / BRITISH MADE / CLASS.A.”).
[ Item location: Castle Rock, Colorado, United States;
Auction on eBay ends 2016/Jun/26 ]

{1236} (Trumpet in B♭, silver-plated.
Stamped on bell “EPIC / REGD” and near rim “HIGHAM / PREMIER / MAKERS SINCE 1865” on 2nd valve casing “HIGHAM / PREMIER / 2” and below sideways “1236” and below “BRITISH MAKE”).
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{1327} (Cornet in B♭, detachable shank, silver-plated.
Stamped on bell “EPIC / by / HIGHAM- / Premier”, the Premier trade name underlined).
 Buy-it-now on eBay ends 2018/Mar/24 5:54 GMT ]

{1338} (Cornet in B♭, detachable shank, silver-plated.
Stamped on bell “EPIC / by / HIGHAM- / Premier”, the Premier trade name underlined; on 2nd valve casing “HIGHAM-PREMIER / BRITISH MADE / 35” and, below, “1338”).
[ [ Private collection, Britain ]

{1351} (Trumpet in B♭, brass.
Stamped on bell “EPIC / by / HIGHAM- / Premier / MADE IN/ ENGLAND”, the Premier trade name underlined; on 2nd valve casing “11” and, below, “1351”).
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{1354} (Trumpet.
Stamped on bell “EPIC / by / HIGHAM- / Premier / MADE IN/ ENGLAND”, the Premier trade name underlined;
[ Horn-U-Copia #
# 2144]

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80000 series

{80236} (Trumpet in B♭, silver-plated.
[ Location not known ]

{80337} (Cornet in B♭, silver-plated.
Inscribed on bell “CLASS A” / cornet motif / “Higham / MAKERS / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “8 / 0 / 3 / 3 / 7”).
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{80353} (Cornet in B♭, silver-plated.
Inscribed on bell “Soloist / CLASS A” / cornet motif / “Higham / Makers / Manchester / England”; stamped on 2nd valve casing “8 / 0 / 3 / 5 / 3”).
[ Private collection, Britain ]

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100000 series

{100006} (Cornet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “Soloist / CLASS / A” / cornet motif / “Higham / Makers / Manchester / England”).
[ Location not known ]

{135810} (Tenor trombone in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “Epic / MADE BY / Joseph Higham Ltd / Manchester / ENGLAND”; sideways on back of bell “135810 HP”; on inner slide and on outer slide “789”).
Probably c 1960.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

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No serial number or address

Keyed bugle, 6 keys
Stamped on bell rim Inscribed “J. HIGHAM / MANCHESTER”.
[ Royal Northern College of Music 57 ]

Bombardon, four-coil circular body, upright bell, probably in E♭, 3 piston valves.
Bell stamped “PATENT / GUARANTEE” / royal coat of arms / “FIVE MEDALS / AWARDED TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / F”.
Probably c 1860.
[ Spencer; Brighton Museum MS 100460 or R5773/50 ]

Bugle in 4½-ft B♭.
Inscribed on bell with lion-and-unicorn motif / “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER”. (Lacks usual Higham applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”.
Probably before 1883.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

Cycling cub bugle in 4½-ft B♭.
Inscribed on bell with “J. HIGHAM / MAKER / 127, STRANGEWAYS / MANCHESTER”. (Lacks usual Higham applied circular relief plaque with lion-and-unicorn emblem containing “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” and “DIEU ET MON DROIT”.
Probably before 1883.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (905) ]

Bugle.
Inscribed “J. HIGHAM Ltd 1914”; stamped nearer to the bell end “1.15”.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

Duty bugle in C, copper and brass.
Inscribed on bell “J. HIGHAM LTD / 1915” / broad arrow.
[ Museum of Army Music, Kneller Hall, 136 ]

Soprano cornet
Inscribed “Class A / Soloist” / cornet motif / “Higham / Makers / Manchester / England”.
 Auction on eBay ends 2015/Jan/16 16:07 GMT

Cavalry trumpet in E♭.
Stamped on bell “HIGHAM / Premier / MADE IN ENGLAND” / W.D. arrow / “1939”.
1939.
[ John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (491) ]

Cavalry trumpet in E♭, sterling silver.
Stamped on bell “... / HIGHAM- / Premier / ...”
{ Household Cavalry until 1965; National Army Museum, 1965-11-13-2 ]

Cavalry trumpet in B♭.
Inscribed on bell “Premier / MADE IN ENGLAND”, the Premier trade name underlined.
Mid 20th century.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (520) ]

Slide cornet
“Higham / Manchester”.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

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References

Arnold Myers, “Made in Manchester: Instruments of the Higham Firm”. Galpin Society Journal (ISSN 0072-0127) LXXI, 2018, pp.161-178.

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