Journal of surviving Rudall Carte brass instruments, with archival and catalogue data

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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 a publication such as an exhibition or auction catalogue, or listed on eBay
  3. details have been communicated by an owner
  4. one of the authors (Arnold Myers and Frank Tomes) has examined the item
  5. The location is not extant but we copied the details for research purposes from the archives, now in the care of the Horniman Museum, London. These are denoted [ not located ].
Thus some of the data about inscriptions etc is recorded at first hand, and some is taken from publications and personal communications.

Rudall Carte brass instruments appear to have been numbered in a single sequence of serial numbers. The lowest number in the this sequence is not known. Instrument 753 can be no earlier than 1862, the date of Samson's patent for finger-slide valves.

The chronological order of dates on which instruments were entered into stock corresponds only approximately to serial number order. It can be assumed that serial numbers were allocated chronologically when instruments were ordered from the workshop, but that instruments varied in the length of time between date of order and date of delivery. Nevertheless, serial numbers can give a good indication of date of manufacture.

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[ 1852 - 1857 ] RUDALL ROSE & CARTE / 100 / New Bond Street / LONDON

(Cornet with crooks; inscribed “RUDALL, ROSE & CARTE / 100 / New Bond Street / LONDON”).
[ University of Oxford, Bate Collection 655 ]

(Saxhorn contrebasse in E♭, 3 Berlin valves, doigté ministèriel; inscribed “Adolphe Sax & Cie, Paris / RUDALL, ROSE & CARTE / Sole Agents / 100 / New Bond Street / LONDON”).
Dated to 1854 from Ad. Sax serial number 9846.
[ Boosey & Hawkes Collection 741; Horniman Museum 2004.1183 ]

[ 1858 - 1871 ] RUDALL ROSE & CARTE / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON
The former address of Thomay Key; and Key, Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co.

[ 1872 - 1878 ] RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON

(Cornet; inscribed on bell “... / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO / 20 CHARING CROSS / ...”.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{32} (Cornet, Périnet valves; turning forward-facing bell; inscribed on bell “32 / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO. / Patentees / 20 CHARING CROSS / LONDON / Patentees”; inscribed on collar of bell “G. Macfarlane / Inventor / 5”.
[ Private collection, Germany ]

{514} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 1 - 2 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “514 / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO. / 20, Charing Cross / London.”).
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6023) ]
The highest-numbered surviving instrument not stamped “Prize Medal”

{708} (Post horn).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was numbered no later than   18; entered in stock ; sold -> Harper.
[ Thomas Harper Jnr; Sotheby's auction sale 22.12.98; not located ]

{753} (Cornet, finger-slide valves; inscribed on bell with RRC&Co monogram / “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO. / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No. 753”).
[ Boosey & Hawkes Collection 719; Horniman Museum 2004.782 ]
The lowest-numbered surviving Samson finger-slide valve instrument
The lowest-numbered surviving instrument stamped “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent”

{766} (Vocal horn, finger-slide valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 1 - 3 - 2 - bell; inscribed on bell with RRC&Co monogram / “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO. / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No. 766”).
[ Private collection, U.S.A. ]

{772} (Vocal horn, finger-slide valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 1 - 3 - 2 - bell; inscribed on bell with RRC&Co monogram / “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO. / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No. 772”).
[  [ Current location not known; Vichy auction 17 Dec 2011 ]

{843} (Vocal horn).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Plated C. Horn 3 f. s. in hide case fr. Addison's sale 7/0/0 Goodison” sold “17/5/0 Dec. 29.70 Till”.
[ Current location not known ]

{853} (Vocal horn, silver-plate, narrow mouthpiece receiver, finger-slide valves, “pepper pot” style water drain). windway runs mouthpiece receiver - 1 - 3 - mts - 2 - bell; inscribed on bell with RRC&Co monogram / “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO. / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No. 853”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Brass plain C. Horn 7/11/0 Goodison” sold “14/8/0 Nov. 25 1870 Captain Barlow”; re-entered “Concert C Horn 3 pistons patent 3g.slides 5/3/2” sold “12/12/0 27.5.73 Till”.
[ Phillips auction 9.10.97 lot 25; Frank Tomes;  Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6095) ]

{854} (Vocal horn, finger-slide valves).
[ Adam Carse; Horniman Museum '45.47/102) ]

{865} (Vocal horn, silver-plate, narrow mouthpiece receiver, finger-slide valves). windway runs mouthpiece receiver - 1 - 3 - mts - 2 - bell; inscribed on bell with RRC&Co monogram / “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO. / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No. 865”).
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{946} (Baritone in B♭, finger-slide valves).
[ Brussels MIM (Mahillon 3158) ]

{967} (Cornet, finger-slide valves; windway runs shank/crook receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell with RRC&Co monogram and “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No 967”; on valve top caps “1”, “2”, “3”).
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (220) ]

{1097} (Vocal horn in tenor cor form; narrow mouthpiece receiver, finger-slide valves). inscribed on bell “SOLD BY / HENRY KEAT / & SONS / MATTHIAS RD. / STOKE NEWINGTON / London” and, below, with RRC&Co monogram / “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No  1097”).
Circa 1866.
[ Museum of Army Music, Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, London, 123 ]

{1098} (Vocal horn, narrow mouthpiece receiver, finger-slide valves).
[ Phillips auction 19 May 1988 lot 11; Private collection, France ]

{1253} (Euphonium, four finger-slide valves; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - 2 - 1 - 3 - mts - 4 - bell; inscribed on bell with RRC&Co monogram / “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No  253”; on side of mouthpiece receiver ferrule “B♭”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], probably 1868.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (198) ]
Latest surviving Samson finger-slide valve instrument

{1726} (Hunting horn, length c 270mm; copper and silver.
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Long copper Ord. Hunting Horn, Goodison 5/9d”; batch  of 12 (1717-28) entered into stock 30 Jan 1872.
[ Private collection ]

{1994} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver; brass; inscribed on bell “Prize Medal” / RC & Co monogram / “RUDALL CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No. 1994”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Vocal Horn in C 3 pis 1st. Goodison, 5/11/10”; entered in stock 15 Aug 1874.
[ [ Private collection, U.S.A. ]

{2036} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver, silver-plated). inscribed on bell with applied disc stamped “NE PLUS / ULTRA”, below “Prize Medal” / RC & Co monogram / “RUDALL CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No  2036”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Vocal Horn in C 3 pis 1st, Goodison, 5/8/4d”; entered in stock 3 Apr 1875.
[ Birmingham Conservatoire 6.9 ]

{2038} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver, silver-plated). inscribed on bell with applied disc stamped “NE PLUS / ULTRA”, below “Prize Medal” / RC & Co monogram / “RUDALL CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No  2038”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Vocal Horn in C 3 pis 1st, Goodison, 5/8/4d”; entered in stock 3 Apr 1875.
[ [ Private collection, U.K. ]

{2043} (Post horn in E♭; straight, length 917mm; inscribed on bell “RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / 2043”; on mouthpipe “E♭ / 2043”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was numbered no later than 1 May 1875; “Brass Post Horn in E flat, Goodison, 7/10d”; entered in stock 26 May 1875; sold -> Harper.
[ John Solomon; Eric Pritchard; Anthony Baines; University of Oxford, Bate Collection 621 ]

{2045} (Post horn in G; straight, length 730mm; inscribed on bell “RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / 2045”; on mouthpipe “G / 2045”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was numbered no later than 1 May 1875; “Post Horn in G, Goodison”, paid for batch of 4 (2045-8), 1/11/4; entered in stock 1 May 1875; sold -> Harper.
[ John Solomon; Eric Pritchard; Anthony Baines; University of Oxford, Bate Collection 622 ]

{2069} (Post horn).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was numbered no later than   18; entered in stock ; sold -> Harper.
[ Thomas Harper Jnr; Sotheby's auction sale 22.12.98; not located ]

[ 1878 - ] RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON

{3154} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, wide mouthpiece receiver; inscribed on bell with lion-and-unicorn motif / “Prize Medal” / RC & Co monogram / “Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3154”).
[ Private collection, Australia ]

{3174} (miniature cornet; silver-plated; inscribed on bell with RC & Co monogram / “RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3174”).
[ Private collection ]

{3182} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, wide mouthpiece receiver; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 1 - 2 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell with lion-and-unicorn motif / “Prize Medal” / RC & Co monogram / “Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3182”).
Post 1878, probably c 1890.
[ Roy Mickleburgh; Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (889) ]

{3190} (French horn with 10 crooks and a detachable 2-valve section, silver-plated; inscribed on bell “Prize Medal” / RC & Co monogram / “RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3190”).
Post 1878, probably c 1890
[ case labelled inside “Charles A.W. Troyte / Huntsham Court / BAMPTON, N. DEVON” ]

{3206} (French horn with crooks and detachable 2-valve and 3-valve sections; inscribed on bell “Prize Medal” / RC & Co monogram / “RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3206”).
Post 1878, probably c 1890
[ Private collection, Switzerland ]
No mention found in archives 25.11.11

{3213} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver).
Post 1878, probably c 1890
[ Sydney Powerhouse Museum 90/83 ]

{3214} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, medium mouthpiece receiver, silver-plated; inscribed on bell “Prize Medal” / RC & Co monogram / “Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3214”).
Probably entered in stock 1890.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{3237} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver, silver-plated; inscribed on bell with crown / “RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3237”).
Probably entered in stock 1890.
[ John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 402 ]

{3242} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver, silver-plated; inscribed on bell “Prize Medal” / RC & Co monogram / “Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3242”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Concert Horn”; bought 4 Feb 1901 from J. Lloyd Hughes; sold Dec 1900 [sic] -> A.W. Chapple Weybridge retd; “Ballad Horn, plated, in case” bought from A.W. Chapple; sold 2 Oct 1908 -> F.H. Ayres Ltd London.
[ Jeremy Montagu Collection IV 126 ]

{3265} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, wide mouthpiece receiver; inscribed on bell “RUDALL CARTE & Co. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3265”; on valve top caps "1", "2", "3").
Probably entered in stock 1891.
[ Private collection, U.S.A. ]

{3271} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, wide mouthpiece receiver; inscribed on bell “RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3271”).
Probably entered in stock 1891.
[ John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 404 ]

{3288} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver).
[ Wilhelm Bernoulli; Historisches Museum Basel 1980-2627. ]

{3330} (Trombone, double slide).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895; sold 17 Sep 1940 -> Puttick & Simpson.
not located

{3346} (G bass trombone, double slide; inscribed on bell “Prize Medal” / crown / “Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / NO. 3346”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “G Double slide plated 1st Class, 3/16/-”; entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably 1891; sold 24 May 1901 -> W.H. Lawson, Swindon G.W.
[ John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 549 ]

{3356} (Cornet; inscribed on bell “Prize Medal” / R C & Co monogram / “RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 3356”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably 1891;
[ Private collection, Britain ]
No mention found in archives 25.11.11

{3430} probably added to stock by 1891

{3500} probably added to stock by 1892

{3510} (Valve horn; inscribed on bell “RUDALL CARTE & CO / MANUFACTURERS / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 3510 / PRIZE MEDAL / PATENT”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably 1893;
[ Louis Stout; Musica Kremsmünster 240 

{3523} (F bass trombone, double slide).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably 1893;
[ Brussels MIM 3158 (Mahillon 1272) ]

{3529} (Soprano cornet in E♭; inscribed on bell “RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 3529 / XHX”; on valve casings “1”, “^2”, “3”").
According to the firm's archives [stock books], entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably 1893;
[ Museum of Army Music, Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, London, 177 ]

{3543} (Valve horn in F; inscribed on bell “Prize Medal” / R C & Co monogram / “Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 3543”; inscribed on caps and sides of valve casings “1”, “2”, “3”; inscribed on reverse side of middle valve with R C & Co monogram; inscribed on crooks “A♭”, “G”, “E”, “D”, “C”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably 1893;
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (208) ]

{3691} (Valve horn in F).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “French Horn, F & E♭ 3 pistons Raoux model 6/15/10”; entered in stock 29 Jun 1895; sold 6 Jul 1895 -> Roy Marines Chatham 11/16/3.
[ Bonhams Auction Catalogue 21.3.94 lot 32, Illustrated p.12 ]

{3873} (Cornet).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “B♭ Cornet 2nd Class”; entered in stock 17 Mar 1896; sold 23 May 1897 -> Hackney Union Schools.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{3913} (Cornet).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet 3rd Class”; entered in stock 31 Jul 1895; sold 12 Jun 1902 -> C.A. Vine, Harrow.
Auction on eBay ends 2004/Jun/01 03:28:03 PDT ]

{4007} (Post horn; inscribed “RUDALL CARTE & CO. / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 4007 / K.H.1.”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was numbered no later than   18; entered in stock ;
[ Museum of Army Music, Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, London, 117 ]

{4195} (Sousaphone in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was numbered no later than 15 Mar 1900; “BB circular (sousaphone)”; returned from Dublin July 1924. “Sousaphone BB♭”; sold 29 Oct 1931 -> 1/20 Burma Rifles, Malay Fed. States.
not located
possibly a circular bass converted to a sousaphone after not being sold in Dublin for a long time

{4328} (Soprano cornet in E♭; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 3 - 2 - 1 - bell; inscribed on bell with coat of arms / “BY APPOINTMENT / Prize Medal” / R C & Co monogram / “Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 4328”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Soprano 1st Class” entered in stock 15 Mar 1901; sold 19 Mar 1901 -> Royal Hibernian School (with 4327 similar).
Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6189) ]

{4409} (Bass slide trombone in G, dual bore; inscribed on bell “Imperial Class” / coat of arms / “Prize Medal” / R C & Co monogram / “Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 4409 / J.S. MARLOR / AGENT / BRISBANE”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “G Bass Slide Trombone 1st Class”; entered in stock 6 Nov 1901; sold 28 Nov 1902 -> J.S. Marlor, Brisbane.
[ Franz Streitwieser; Musica Kremsmünster 571 ]

{4890} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was numbered no later than 3 Oct 1902; “cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1903.
not located
The lowest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument

{4942} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 3 Dec 1903.
not located

{5029} (Bugle, two-coil, silverplated; inscribed on bell “RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 5029”; and below “PRESENTED BY / NO. ``3656''”.
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “B♭ Bugle S.P.”; entered in stock 6 Jul 1904; sold 19 Jun 1909 -> J.J.G. Zambra, London
[ Private collection ]

{5074} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell with coat of arms / “Patent / 1903 / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 5074”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet, B♭ plated and gilt PCB”; entered in stock 7 Oct 1904; sold 25 Mar 1916 -> W.R. Pratt, Hastings.
[ Private collection, Britain ]
The lowest-numbered surviving Patent Conical Bore instrument

{5081} (Cornet in B♭; inscribed on bell “Rudall Carte & Co / 7 Queen Street / Dublin / 5081”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet, B♭ G”; entered in stock 24 Oct 1904; sent 26 Oct 1904 -> Dublin.
Auction on eBay ends 2014/Jan/14 16:22:57 GMT  ]
The only surviving brass instrument with the Dublin address inscription

{5110} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; inscribed on bell “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / TESTED / BY / W. O'KEEFE / Patent 1903 / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 5110”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was numbered no later than 4 Nov 1904; “B♭ Cornet large bore PCB”; entered in stock 26 Nov 1904; sold 27 Mar 1907 -> W.R. Pratt, Hastings; returned; sold as second-hand 17 Nov 1909 -> J.H. Sage, Sutton.
[ Private collection, France ]

{5134} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “small bore cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1904.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1904

{5155} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - B♭-A shunt - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “TESTED / BY / W. O'KEEFE” / coat of arms / “Patent / 1903 / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 5155”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet, B♭ long model large bore P.C.B.”; entered in stock 11 Mar 1905.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{5169} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - B♭-A shunt - 3 - bell).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was numbered no later than 5 Apr 1905; “Cornet, B♭ long model large bore P.C.B.”; entered in stock 20 Apr 1905; sold -> Gay (?).
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{5171} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - B♭-A shunt - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “TESTED / BY / W. O'KEEFE” / coat of arms / “Patent / 1903 / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 5171”; valve casings and caps inscribed “88”, “89”, “90”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet, B♭ long model large bore P.C.B.”; entered in stock 20 Apr 1905; sent 1 Jul 1905 -> Dublin.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (619) ]

{5173} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - B♭-A shunt - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “R.E.B. / No. 10 / 10-10-39 / TESTED / BY / W. O'KEEFE” / coat of arms / “Patent / 1903 / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 5173”; valve casings and caps inscribed “85”, “86”, “87”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet, B♭ long model large bore P.C.B.”; entered in stock 20 Apr 1905; sold 5 Jul 1905 -> N. Flint B.M. R.E.
[ Private collection, U.S.A. ]

{5208} (Cornet in B♭; inscribed on bell “Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / 23 / BERNERS STREET / LONDON / 5208”; valve casings and caps inscribed “142”, “143”, “144”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet, Courtois Model D.W.K.”; entered in stock 29 Jul 1905; sold 20 Jul 1911 -> J. Trolley Northampton
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{5394} (Cornet in B♭; inscribed on bell with coat of arms / “TESTED / BY / W. O'KEEFE / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 5394”; valve casings and caps inscribed “4”, “5”, “6”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet, B♭ long model s..b plated engd gilt P.C.B.”; entered in stock 19 Sep 1905; sold 13 Feb 1919 -> H.G. Walton, St Ives.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{5424} (Baritone, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “baritone”; entered in stock 1905.
not located

{5504} (Cornet B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “flat pitch long model cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1906.
not located

{5521} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - main tuning-slide - B♭-A shunt - 2- 1 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell with coat of arms / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Patent / 1903 / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 5521”; inscribed on valves “4”, “5”, “6”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was numbered no later than 7 Feb 1914; “Cornet, B♭ P.C.B. short mod s.b.”; entered in stock 14 Feb 1907; sold 6 Mar 1908 -> J.A. Massey, London.
[ Private collection, Germany ]

{5607} (French horn in F and E♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “French horn in F and E♭ combined”; entered in stock 18 Dec 1907; sold 26 Aug 1918 -> R.A.J. Sch Mus. 15/15/0.
[ Private collection, Britain ]
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1907

{5662} (Tenor slide trombone; inscribed on bell with lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / RUDALL CARTE & CO LTD / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 5662”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “B♭ slide trombone (silver plated 1st Cl.)”; entered in stock 22 Sep 1908; sold 16 Mar 1912 -> A.W. Aslom Semaphore.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{5670} (Tenor slide trombone; inscribed on bell with lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / RUDALL CARTE & CO LTD / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 5670”).
[ Bonhams auction 21.5.97 lot 59 ]

{5697} (Long F trumpet; inscribed on bell with lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / RUDALL CARTE & CO LTD / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 5697”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books] as {3607}, “F & E♭ Trumpet 3 Piston long Harper model” entered in stock by 29 Jun 1895 “altered to 5697”; as {5697} “F & E♭ Trumpet 3 Piston (formerly 3607)” entered in stock 26 Feb 1909 at 2/10/0, apparently priced at 9/9/0; sold 6 Sep 1934 to Rev. C. Overy, Wooton under Edge.
[ Royal College of Music, London, 920 ]

{5776} (Bombardon in E♭ 4 pistons compensating, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “bombardon in E♭ 4 pistons compensating”; entered in stock 1908.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1908

{5734} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet in B♭”; entered in stock 1909.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1909

{5772} (Cornet in B♭ Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - B♭-A shunt - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “Patent” / royal lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / RUDALL CARTE & Co. / Manufacturers / 23 / BREWERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / J.S. Marlor / Agent / Brisbane / 5772”; on side of valve casings “4”, “5”, “6”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet, B♭ sp P.C.B. l.b. bronze pistons long with mod”; =. entered in stock 13 Jun 1909; sold 14 Jul 1910 -> J.S. Marlor.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (4409) ]

{5782} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “latest model cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1910.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1910

{5828} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1911.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1911

{5843} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - B♭-A shunt - 3 - bell).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “B♭ Cornet P.C.B.”; entered in stock 26 Mar 1911; sold 18 Mar 1913 -> A. Carter Calgary Alta.
not located

{5859} (Cornet in C, B♭ and A♮, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “cornet in C, B and A♮”; entered in stock 1912.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1912

{5879} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet in B♭ combination”; entered in stock 1913.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1913

{6022} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; inscribed on bell with royal coat of arms and “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6022”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Trumpet, P.C.B. combination”; entered in stock 11 Dec 1914; sold 8 Mar 1915 -> C.J. Leggett, Ldn.
[ University of Oxford, Bate Collection 711 ]

{6023} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet in B♭ combination”; entered in stock 1914.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1914

{6134} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet in B♭ combination”; entered in stock 1915.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1915
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1916

{6289} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “B♭ Cornet PCB Gold W. Hutchison”; entered in stock 3 Jan 1917; sold 11 Feb 1918 -> Cpl. J. Drew 20735 30th Bty A.F.A. France.
[ Private collection, Australia ]

{6292} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - B♭-A shunt - 3 - bell).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet, B♭ P.C.B.”; entered in stock 10 May 1917; sold 12 Jun 1917 -> Capt. J.L. Pyman.
According to owner, ordered for Band Sergeant Alderson Jun 1917.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6295} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1917.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1917

{6299} (Tenor cor in F/E♭, joined shank and crook; inscribed on bell “Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6299”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Tenor Cor F & E♭ 3rd Class”; entered in stock 3 Aug 1916; sold 17 Oct 1918 -> 1/15 Ldn Regt.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6300} (Tenor cor in F/E♭)
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Tenor Cor F & E♭ 3rd Class”; entered in stock 3 Aug 1916; sold 17 Oct 1918 -> 1/15 Ldn Regt.
[ Location not known ]

{6336} (Euphonium, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “euphonium”; entered in stock 1918.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1918

{6363} (Trumpet in B♭, combination Patent Conical Bore); windway runs mouthpiece receiver - 2 - 1 - 3 - tuning-slide or B♭-A shunt - tuning-slide or B♭-A shunt - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET / Patent” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6363”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Trumpet, P.C.B. B♭ Com”; entered in stock 1 May 1919; sold 8 Apr 1920 -> R.W. Goddard Fulham; returned; sold 27 Sep 1920 -> Capr J. Kearns Belfast.
Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6019) ]

{6420} (Trumpet in F and E♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - 3 - F-E shunt - E-Eflat shunt - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET” / Patent / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6420 / BP / 1”; inscribed on top and bottom caps and side of valve casings “1”, “2”, “3”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “P.C.B. F & E♭ Combination Trumpet”; entered in stock 5 Feb 1920; sold 12 Apr 1920 -> B'ham Police Band.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (4661) ]
The lowest-numbered surviving instrument inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET”

{6428} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1919.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1919

{6458} (Tenor horn in F / E♭, non conical-bore). windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 1 - 2 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell with royal coat of arms and “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6458”; on valve casings “4”, “5”, “6”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “F & E♭ Tenor Horn 2nd Class”; entered in stock 18 Nov 1920; sold 8 Sep 1922 -> Dublin; returned from Dublin July 1924, now “1st Class”; sold 29 Dec 1941 -> Boosey & Hawkes.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (556) ]

{6467} (Bass trombone in G, silver-plated); inscribed on bell with royal coat of arms and “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6467”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “G. Trombone (Slide) 1st Class” entered in stock 11 Jan 1921; sold 7 Feb 1923 -> G.W. Rly. Band.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6488} (Trumpet in B♭ - A Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mpipe - mts - 2 - 1 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6488”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet in A and B”; entered in stock 1 Dec 1921; sold 14 Dec 1921 -> J.A. Moulding Lndn; returned; sold 26 Apr 1935 -> Mrs Briggs, Cookham.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6489} (Trumpet in B♭ - A Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet in A and B”; entered in stock 1921.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1921

{6523} (Baritone in B♭, 3-valve; inscribed on bell “Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / BERNERS STREET / London / 6523”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Baritone B♭ Mahillon”; “see Mahillon Stock Book 48”.
Probably 1922
[ [ Private collection, Britain ]

{6536} (Valve horn in F). inscribed on bell with royal coat of arms and “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6536”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “``Pro'' French horn 3 pistons in A”; entered in stock June 1922; sold 20 Jul 1932 -> Rev C. Overy, Oxford.
[ University of Oxford, Bate Collection 628 ]

{6574} (Euphonium in B♭, 4-valve); inscribed on bell with royal coat of arms and “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6574 / G.W.R / S.B”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “euphonium in B♭ 4 pistons”; entered in stock 1922.
[ Private collection, Great Britain ]

{6596} (Euphonium in B♭, 4-valve, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “euphonium in B♭ 4 pistons”; entered in stock 1922.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1922

{6612} (Cornet, Patent Conical Bore windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - B♭-A shunt - 3 - bell).). inscribed on bell with royal coat of arms and “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6612 / GWR / SB”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “P.C.B. Cornet”; entered in stock 18 Jan 1923; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gr.W.Rly. Band.
[ Private collection, U.S.A. ]

{6618} (Baritone in B♭, Patent Conical Bore, 3-valve, silver-plated); inscribed on bell with royal coat of arms and “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6618 / G.W.R / S.B”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Baritone B♭” entered in stock 10 Jan 1923; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gr. W. Rly Band.
[ Private collection, Great Britain ]

{6619} (Baritone in B♭, Patent Conical Bore, 3-valve, silver-plated); inscribed on bell with royal coat of arms and “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6619 / G.W.R / S.B”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Baritone B♭” entered in stock 10 Jan 1923; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gr. W. Rly Band.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6180) ]

{6644} (Cornet, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - B♭-A shunt - 3 - bell).). inscribed on bell with royal coat of arms and “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6644 / GWR / SB”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Cornet, P.C.B.”; entered in stock 31 Mar 1923; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gt.W.Rly. Band.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6704} (Trombone; inscribed on bell with royal coat of arms and “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6704”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “”; entered in stock   1923; sold .
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6721} (Trumpet, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet combination”; entered in stock 1923.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1923

{6755} (Trumpet, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet l. pitch slide”; entered in stock 1924.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1924 {6795} (Trumpet in B♭ - A, high-pitch and low-pitch; Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6795”; on side of valve casings “4”, “5”, “6”). According to the firm's archives [stock books] entered into stock 6 Aug 1925; sold on 1 Aug 1931 -> Clifton College in Bristol.
[ Tony Bingham; Utley Collection, National Music Museum, The University of South Dakota, NMM 14375 ]

{6816} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet h. & l.p. (marked in error 6866)”; entered in stock 1925.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1925

{6832} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - 2 - 1 - 3 - mts - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6832”; inscribed on top and bottom caps and side of valve casings “4”, “5”, “6”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], entered in stock 18 Mar 1926; sold 13 Dec 1926 -> Stroud Lacey Laing & Co, 11/8/9.
[ Vichy auction 16.6.12 lot 375 ]
Elsewhere in the Stock Books, Stroud Lacey Laing & Co were recorded as being in Glasgow

{6892} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1926.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1926

{6900} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - 2 - 1 - 3 - mts - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6900”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Trumpet, B♭ P.C.B.”; entered in stock 15 Feb 1927; sold 23 Dec 1927 -> J. O'Shea Caterham, 9/0/0.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6903} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Trumpet, P.C.B., B♭”; entered in stock 3 May 1927; sold -> L.W. Smith of Aldershot for 12/13/6.
[ John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 447 ]

{6939} (Tenor slide trombone; inscribed on bell with lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6939”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Trombone, B♭ Slide 1st class”; entered in stock 2 Jul 1927; sold 25 Sep 1931 -> M.J. Proctor, Epsom.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (3254) ]

{6947} (Vocal horn)
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Concert Horn (Ballad) 2nd Class”; manufactured 17 Jan 1928; sold 26 Jan 1928 -> A.M. King, Bath
not located
The highest-numbered vocal horn

{6952} (Bugle, two-coil, copper and brass silverplated; inscribed on bell with illegible wording / “PRESENTED BY / LETTERS COMPANY / DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGT. / 14TH FEBRUARY 1928 / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6952”; and below on garland “21”.
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “B♭ Bugle; Potter”; entered in stock 4 Feb 1928; sold with 6953 -> 1st Duke of Wellington's Reg Devonport.
[ Private collection, Switzerland ]

{6961} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - 1 - 2 - 3 - B♭-A shunt / mts - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6961”; on side of valve casings “13”, “14”, “15”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Trumpet, P.C.B.”; entered in stock 9 May 1928; sold “as sh” 12 Jun 1941 -> Miss S. Larkman, LLandinam.
[ Private collection, Germany ]

{6967} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore, lacquered not plated);
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Trumpet P.C.B. B♭ Plated”; entered in stock 11 Jul 1928; sold 30 Jan 1942 -> L. Chester, London.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6976} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore); windway runs mouthpiece receiver - B♭-A shunt / mts 2 - 1 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6976”; on side of valve casings “1”, “2”, “3”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “PCB Trumpet, S2”; entered in stock 1 Nov 1928; sold 6 Feb 1941 -> Aldershot Command Anima Entertainments.
[ Private collection, Germany ]

{6995} (Trumpet in B♭ - A, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6995”; on side of valve casings “34”, “35”, “36”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “Trumpet, P.C.B., B♭, quick change frosted”; entered in stock 18 Apr 1929; sold 31 Mar 1930 -> Queen Island Band, H. & W., Belfast for 12/3/9.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (4210) ]

{7003} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore). windway runs mouthpiece receiver - mts - 2 - 1 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7003”; on side of valve casings “25”, “26”, “27”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “flat pitch cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1927.
Auction on eBay ends 2015/Apr/19 20:40:31 BST  ]
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1927

{7018} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet in B♭ L.P. B1”; entered in stock 1930.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1930

{7025} (Cornet, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], = “Cornet, L.P., P.C.B”; entered in stock 23 Apr 1931; sold 3 Mar 1933 -> 2nd Roy. Ulster Rifles, Gravesend; returned 2 Dec ????; sold 7 Oct 1940 -> J.W. Edwards, Ldn.
[ Boosey & Hawkes Collection 720; Horniman Museum 2004.799 ]

{7032} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “H.P. cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1929.
not located
The highest-numbered instrument to be entered in stock in 1931

{7035} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “L.P. cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1932.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1932

{7042} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “trumpet in B♭”; entered in stock 1933.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1933

{7045} (Bach trumpet in E♭).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “E♭ Bach trumpet”; entered in stock 1933.
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument to be entered in stock in 1933

{7051} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “(light) cornet in B♭”; entered in stock 1934 (?).
not located
The highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument (?)

{7077} (Bugle)
not located
The highest-numbered instrument to be entered in stock in 1935

{7088} (Post horn in A with tuning-slide)
not located
The highest-numbered instrument to be entered in stock in 1936

{7111} (Bugle)
not located
The highest-numbered instrument to be entered in stock in 1937

{7124} (French horn)
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “French Horn in F with Quick Change to A 3 pistons 7124 (Stowassser)”; entered in stock 1938; sold 22 Aug 1941 -> W.J. Stanway, NW8.
not located
The highest-numbered instrument to be entered in stock in 1938

{7147} (Bombardon)
not located
The highest-numbered instrument to be entered in stock in 1939

{7160} (Trumpet in D; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7160”; on side of valve casings “7”, “8”, “9”).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “D Trumpet”; entered in stock 25 Jun 1939; sold 7 Aug 1940 -> W.E. Ross Gower, London.
[ Michael Laird; 1999 Frank Tomes; [ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6097) ]

{7161} (Trumpet in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [stock books], “B♭ Trumpet small bore”; entered in stock 17 Jul 1939; sold 7 Aug 1940 -> R. Wallop.
not located ].
Latest surviving valved brass instrument

Unnumbered or not known

(Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
[ Private collection, Britain ]

References

Rudall Carte & Company archives, now in the care of the Horniman Museum, London. Stock Books E82.175, E82.178, and E82.179 record entry and sale of brasswind instruments.

Frank Tomes and Arnold Myers, “Rudall Carte's Patent Conical Bore Brasswind and Webster Trumpets”, Historic Brass Society Journal (ISSN 1045-4616), 1995, Volume 7, pp.107-122.

H. Klussman et al. (trading as Rudall Carte & Co), G.B. Patent No 21,295, accepted 31st December 1903.

G.R. Samson, Improvements in Valves or Cylinders for Wind Instruments. G.B. Patent No 1245, 29th April 1862.

W.R. Waterhouse, The New Langwill Index of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors. London: Tony Bingham, 1993.

Notes


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