Journal of surviving Rudall Carte brass instruments, saxophones and sarrusophones, 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.

Most Rudall Carte brass instruments and some saxophones 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. 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.

Rudall Carte sold instruments from different makers. Their principal supplier was Charles Attwood Goodison, but stock was also purchased from Keat, Sax, Gautrot, Mahillon and unnamed French and Italian makers. In addition, significant numbers of second-hand instruments were bought in and sold. Often serial numbers were applied to bought-in instruments, though in some cases if instruments had serial numbers from other makers (such as Sax and Besson) these numbers were used. The early stock book(s) also used stock numbers: there were low numbers, not unique but ...

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[ 1852 - 1857 ] Rudall, Rose & Carte, 100 New Bond Street
[ 1855 - 1857 ] Key, Rudall, Rose & Carte, 20 Charing Cross
[ 1857 - 1872 ] Rudall, Rose & Carte, 20 Charing Cross
[ 1872 - 1878 ] Rudall Carte & Co, 20 Charing Cross
[ 1878 - 1895 ] Rudall Carte & Co, 23 Berners Street (owned by Richard Carte, then Henry Carte)
[ 1895 - 1911 ] Rudall Carte & Co, 23 Berners Street (owned by Montague Sidney George et al.)
[ 1911 - 1943/4 ] Rudall Carte & Co Ltd, 23 Berners Street (owned by Montague Sidney George)
[ 1943/4 - 1958] Rudall Carte & Co Ltd, 23 Berners Street (owned by Boosey & Hawkes)
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[ 1852 - 1857 ] Rudall, Rose & Carte, 100 New Bond Street

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[ 18554 - 1857 ] Key, Rudall, Rose & Carte, 20 Charing Cross

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[ 1857 - 1872 ] Rudall, Rose & Carte, 20 Charing Cross

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[ 1872 - 1878 ] Rudall Carte & Co, 20 Charing Cross

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[ 1878 - 1895 ] Rudall Carte & Co, 23 Berners Street (owned by Richard Carte, then Henry Carte)

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[ 1895 - 1911 ] Rudall Carte & Co, 23 Berners Street (owned by Montague Sidney George et al.)

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[ 1911 - 1943/4 ] Rudall Carte & Co Ltd, 23 Berners Street (owned by Montague Sidney George)

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[ 1943/4 - 1958] Rudall Carte & Co Ltd, 23 Berners Street (owned by Boosey & Hawkes)

[ 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 ]

[ 1856 - 1858 ] KEY, RUDALL ROSE & CARTE / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON
The former address of Thomay Key

(Natural trumpet, brass; inscribed “KEY, RUDALL & CO / 20 Charing Cross / LONDON”).
[ University of Oxford, Bate Collection x71 ]

(Saxophone; inscribed “KEY / RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & CO / 20, Charing Cross / London”).
[ University of Oxford, Bate Collection 5 ]

{8} (Ophicleide in C, 11-key; inscribed on bell with crown / unicorn head and boar's head / “8 / KEY / RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & CO / 20, Charing Cross / London”).
[ Wilhelm Bernoulli; Historisches Museum Basel 1980-2627. ]

[ 1858 - 1871 ] RUDALL ROSE & CARTE / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON

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

(Bugle, silver, hallmarked 1860; inscribed “RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & Co. / ... / London”; inscribed “Presented by the Ladies of Greenwich and Blackheath to the 5th Kent Artillery Volunteers”.
[ National Army Museum 1993-05-105-1 ]

(Bugle in B♭, silver-plated; inscribed on garland “RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & Co. / 20 Charing Cross / London”; inscribed on bell “Presented / to / No. 2 Company / South Middlesex Riffle Volunteers / by / Charles Hammers Pey Esq. Junr. / 28th April 1860”).
[ National Army Museum 1993-05-186-2 ]

(Alto saxophone in E♭, silver-plated; inscribed “RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & Co. / 20 Charing Cross / London”).
[ Brussels MIM (Mahillon 945) ]

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

{9} (Cornet, finger-slide valves; inscribed on bell “Samsons, Patent, / Prize Medal / 9 / RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & CO. / 20, / Charing Cross / London”).
Auction on eBay ends 2016/Mar/18 20:06:12 GMT; private collection, U.K. ]
The only surviving instrument stamped “Samsons, Patent”
The lowest-numbered surviving Samson finger-slide valve instrument
The lowest-numbered surviving instrument stamped “Prize Medal”

{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”.
<+++><+++>Bought by John Hallam; <==[ 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} (Cornet, brass).
[ Thomas Harper Jnr; Sotheby's auction sale 22 Dec 1898 lot 378 sold for 17/0d; 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 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”).
Auction on eBay ends 2017/Mar/28 ]

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], probably 1868.
[ 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”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], probably 1868.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{946} (Baritone in B♭, three finger-slide valves; inscribed on bell “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO. / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No. 946”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], probably 1868.
[ Brussels MIM (Mahillon 1272) ]

{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”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], probably 1868.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (220) ]

{971} (Cornet, finger-slide valves; inscribed on bell with RRC&Co monogram and “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL ROSE CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No 971”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], probably 1868.
[ Private collection, U.K. ]

{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”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], probably 1868.
[ Museum of Army Music, Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, London, 123 ]

{1098} (Vocal horn, narrow mouthpiece receiver, finger-slide valves).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], probably 1868.
[ 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. 1253”; on side of mouthpiece receiver ferrule “B♭”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], probably 1868.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (198) ]

{1262} (Sarrusophone, B♭ baritone [sic]; inscribed on bell with GA monogram / “415 / RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No. 1262”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], probably 1868. `
[ Birmingham Conservatoire Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (8.6) ]

{1462} (French horn in F, three finger-slide valves; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - 2 - 1 - 3 - mts - bell; inscribed on bell with RRC&Co monogram / “Prize Medal / 1862 / Patent / RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & CO / 20 / CHARING CROSS / LONDON / No. 1462”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books“French Horn F & E♭ 1st. Class 3 pist. f.s, Goodison £7/16/1”; entered in stock 19 Aug 1869; to be sold for £15/15/0.
Auction on eBay ends 2021/Feb/12 12:00:56 GMT; private collection, Britain ]
Latest surviving Samson finger-slide valve instrument

{1509} (Cornet in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Cornet Best ord. 1st cl ,,, double water key ord. action, Goodison £3/15/10”; entered in stock 23 Dec 1869; sold 25 May 1872 -> 1st West India Regt.
not located

{1604} (Hunting horn).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Brass Hunting Horn, Goodison 10s”; entered in stock 25 Nov 1870; sold 17 Jan 1871 -> Till for £1/10/0.
not located

{1714} (Hunting horn).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Long Copper Hunting Horn, Beaufort Pattern, Goodison 10/10d”; entered in stock Dec 1871; sold 19 Jun 1874 -> Till for £1/1/0.
not located

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

{1800} (Bugle).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Copper Regulation Bugle, 2nd Class, Goodison 13/3d”; entered in stock 28 Dec 1872; sold -> L. Salomon.
not located

{1898} (Bombardon in E♭, 3 valves).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ Bombardon, 3 pistons, 1st Class, Goodison £9/6/10”; entered in stock 13 Nov 1873; sale not recorded.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Vocal Horn in C 3 pis 1st. Goodison, £5/11/10”; entered in stock 15 Aug 1874.
[ [ Private collection, U.S.A. ]

{2011} (Bombardon in E♭, 3 valves).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ Bombardon, large Bore, 3 pistons, Ne plus ultra, Goodison £9/6/10”; entered in stock 19 Dec 1874; sale not recorded.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Vocal Horn in C 3 pis 1st, Goodison, £5/8/4”; 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 “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 “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 ]

{2062} (Euphonion in C and B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Euphonion, C & B♭, 4 Pistons, Goodison £7/1/4”; entered in stock 21 Aug 1875; sale not recorded.
not located

{2069} (Post horn).
Probably numbered in 1876.
[ Thomas Harper Jnr; Sotheby's auction sale 22 Dec 1898 lot 377 sold to Scotson; 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”).
Probably numbered in 1888.
[ 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”).
Probably numbered in 1888.
[ 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”).
Probably numbered in 1888.
[ 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”).
Probably numbered in 1888.
[ 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”).
Probably numbered in 1888.
[ Phillips action, London, 11.12.75 lot 24; Karl Burri, 761 in new numbering; Klingendes Sammlung, Bern ]

{3213} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver).
Probably numbered in 1888.
[ 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 numbered in 1888.
[ 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 numbered in 1889.
[ 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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Concert Horn”, probably numbered in 1889; 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 numbered in 1889.
[ 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 numbered in 1889.
[ John Webb; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 404 ]

{3286} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, narrow mouthpiece receiver; inscribed on bell with RC & Co monogram / “RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3286”).
Probably numbered in 1889.
[ Wilhelm Bernoulli; Historisches Museum Basel 1980-2627. ]

{3330} (Trombone, double slide).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably numbered in 1890; 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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “G Double slide plated 1st Class, £3/16/-”; entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably numbered in 1890; 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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably numbered in 1890;
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably numbered in 1892;
[ Louis Stout; Musica Kremsmünster 240 

{3523} (F bass trombone, double slide; inscribed on bell “Prize Medal” / ... / “Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / NO. 3523 / K.H.”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably numbered in 1892;
[ Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, London; 1912-22 Brussels MIM (Mahillon 3158) ]

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably numbered in 1892;
[ 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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably numbered in 1892;
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (208) ]

{3607} (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 [Rudall Carte 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)” re-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 ]

{3691} (Valve horn in F).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 ]

{3732} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, wide mouthpiece receiver; inscribed on bell “RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 3732”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was entered in stock before 29 Jun 1895, probably numbered in 1894.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{3865} (Vocal horn in C).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was the instrument was “C Vocal or Concert Horn, Small Bore, 3rd Class♭”; entered in stock 12 Dec 1895; sold 2 May 1896 -> J.S. Marloe, Brisbane.
not located

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

{3883} (Duty trumpet in E♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Duty trumpet with slide”; entered in stock 13 May 1896; batch of 12 (3883-94) sold 19 May 1896 -> 2nd Life Guards, Regent's Park. stamped on bell “2ND. L. GDS.” / monogram RC&Co / “RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / NO. 3883”.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6520) ]

{3913} (Cornet).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 ]

{3946} (Duty trumpet).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Duty Trumpet, with slide”; entered in stock 23 Dec 1896; sold 19 Jan 1897 -> Rhodesia Mounted Police.
not located

{4007} (Post horn in A; 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 “Post Horn in A, Brass, 26in”; entered in stock 28 Oct 1897; sold 10 Dec 1903 -> 20th Hussars.
[ Museum of Army Music, Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, London, 117 ]

{4016} (Baritone in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Baritone, 3rd Class”; entered in stock 26 Nov 1897; sold 9 May 1898 -> Mr. Patrick B.M. Marlboro'; retd.; sold 22 Nov 1898 -> Reading and Workingham School.
not located

{4049} (Cornet, Périnet valves; inscribed “RUDALL CARTE & CO. / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 4049”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was Cornet B♭ 3rd Class with water key; batch of 6 (4046-51) entered in stock 10 May 1898; sold 17 Feb 1900 -> 3rd Roy. West Kent, Malta.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{4104} (French horn in E♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ French Horn, 3 pistons, light”; entered in stock 23 Jun 1898; sold 31 Jan 1899 -> 2nd Life Guards.
not located

{4143} (Vocal horn, Périnet valves, wide mouthpiece receiver; inscribed on bell “RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No. 4143”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Vocal horn in C 3rd Class” added to stock 15 Aug 1899; sold 22 Aug 1899 -> J. Beech Preston.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{4183} (Slide trombone in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Slide Trombone, 1st Class”; entered in stock 30 Jun 1899; sold 1 Nov 1900 -> Dublin.
not located

{4195} (Sousaphone in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “BB circular (sousaphone)”; returned from Dublin July 1924. “Sousaphone BB♭”; sold 29 Oct 1931 -> 1/20 Burma Rifles, Malay Fed. States.
not located
probably a circular bass converted to a sousaphone after not being sold in Dublin for a long time

{4277} (Bombardon in E♭, circular).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ Circular Bombardon, 1st Class”; entered in stock 31 Dec 1900; sold 29 Mar 1901 -> Royal Hibernian School.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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) ]

{4369} (French horn, 2-valve military model).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Military French horn 2 pistons”; entered in stock 30 Jul 1901 in a batch of 2 (4368-9); sold in a batch of 2 (4368-9) 17 Dec 1908 -> Mme. Melba, Melbourne.
[ Melbourne Conservatorium of Music ]

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 ]

{4414} (Tenor cor).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Tenor Cor, 1st Class”; entered in stock 30 Dec 1901; sold 28 Nov 1902 -> J.S. Marlor, Brisbane.
not located

{4734} (Slide trombone in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Slide Trombone, 1st Class”; entered in stock 30 Dec 1902; sold 22 May 1903 -> British South Africa Co.
not located

{4890} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet Patent”; entered in stock Oct 1903; sold 8 Dec 1903 -> F. East, Leicester Regr..
not located
The lowest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument

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

{4948} (Bombardon in E♭, circular).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ Circular Bombardon, 3rd Class”; entered in stock 21 Dec 1903; sold 4 Aug 1926 -> Confraternity Bd, Wexford.
not located

{5004} (Cornet in B♭ Patent Conical Bore, short model; inscribed on bell “TESTED / BY / W. O'KEEFE” / royal lion-and-unicorn emblem / “1903 / Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / NO. 5004”;
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet patent”; entered in stock 16 May 1904; sold 13 Oct 1904 -> A.W. Tatton N.Z. Prize gift.
Trade Me (N.Z.) auction, ends 2020/Sep/12 20:00 N.Z. ]
The lowest-numbered surviving Patent Conical Bore instrument

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Bugle S.P.”; entered in stock 6 Jul 1904; sold 19 Jun 1909 -> J.J.G. Zambra, London
[ Private collection ]

{5055} (Cornet in B♭ Patent Conical Bore, short model; inscribed on bell “TESTED / BY / W. O'KEEFE” / royal lion-and-unicorn emblem / “Patent / 1903 / RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / J.S. MARLOR / AGENT / BRISBANE / NO. 5055”;
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Cornet sp. engr. & gilt Patent”; entered in stock 20 Jul 1904; sold 7 Sep 1904 -> J.S. Marlor Brisbane.
[ [ 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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Cornet, B♭ plated and gilt PCB”; entered in stock 7 Oct 1904; sold 25 Mar 1916 -> W.R. Pratt, Hastings.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{5081} (Cornet in B♭; inscribed on bell “Rudall Carte & Co / 7 Queen Street / Dublin / 5081”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 “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 ]

{5114} (Baritone in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Baritone, P.C.B.”; entered in stock 8 Dec 1904; sold 23 Sep 1905 -> J.S. Marlor, Brisbane.
not located

{5134} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet, e.p. small bore P.C.B.”; entered in stock late 1904 or early 1905; sold 3 Aug 1906 -> E. Spicer, Umtata.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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; inscribed on bell “TESTED / BY / W. O'KEEFE” / coat of arms / “Patent / 1903 / RUDALL CARTE & CO / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / No 5169”; valve casings, top and bottom caps inscribed “16”, “17”, “18”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 ]

{5412} (Tenor horn in E♭ and F).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ and F Tenor Horn F”; entered in stock 14 Dec 1905; sold 14 Dec 1905 -> J.S. Marlor, Brisbane.
not located

{5424} (Baritone, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Baritone”, P.C.B.; entered in stock 6 Feb 1905; sold 7 Jul 1909 -> J.S. Marlor, Brisbane.
not located

{5504} (Cornet B♭, Patent Conical Bore, long model, large bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet, P.C.B. l.m. l.b. flat pitch”; entered in stock 1906; sold 17 Jun 1918 -> Gibbs W.R., Boston.
not located

{5516} (Bombardon in E♭, 4 valves).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ Bombardon, 4 piston, short action 1st Class”; entered in stock 4 Dec 1906; sold 30 Jan 1907 -> 1st Somerset Lighy Infy.
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 “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 ]

{5604} (French horn in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. French Horn (built in B♭) light pis”; entered in stock 18 Dec 1907; sold 29 Aug 1916 -> 15th K.R.R. Corps., Seaford for £15/15/0.
not located

{5607} (French horn in F and E♭, Patent Conical Bore); windway runs mouthpiece receiver - main tuning-slide - 2 - 3 - 1 - bell; inscribed on bell “Patent” / coat of arms / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 5607”; inscribed on valves “10”, “11”, “12”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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.
Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6390) ]

{5634} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; inscribed on bell “TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / Patent / RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 5634”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Trumpet P.C.B (as supplied to Guards) ”; entered in stock 12 May 1908; sold 15 Aug 1908 -> T. Toni, London.
Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6401) ]
The lowest-numbered extant Trumpet in B♭

{5638} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - main tuning-slide - A shunt - 2 - 1 - 3 - bell; inscribed on bell “Patent” / coat of arms / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / RUDALL CARTE & CO. / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 5638”; inscribed on valves “1”, “2”, “3”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet s.m. 1903”; entered in stock 27 Mar 1908; sold 12 Oct 1920 -> Comrades of the Great War (Manchester) Presentation.
[ Charles Ross Fine Art auction, Woburn, 16.11.19, lot 115; Private collection, Britain ]

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ slide Trombone 2nd Cl.”; entered in stock 22 Sep 1908; sold 7 Jul 1916 -> Ordnance Office, Dublin, for £5/15/0.
[ Bonhams auction 21.5.97 lot 59; bell cut, with Hawkes & Son slide; Auction on eBay ends 2021/Mar/26 16:49:53 GMT  ]

The Melba Gift (Purtell 2012)
two military 2-valve french horns (4368-9)
two military 3-valve french horns (5672-3)
two tenor and one bass trombones (5674-6)
three F. E. E♭ 3-valve trumpets (5677-9)
one 5-valve P.C.B. F bombardon (5680)
sold 17 Dec 1908 along with woodwind instruments -> Mme. Melba, Melbourne.

{5672} (French horn, 3-valve military model).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Military flat pitch French horn 3 pistons”; entered in stock 9 Oct 1908 in a batch of 2 (5672-3); sold in a batch of 2 (5672-3) 17 Dec 1908 -> Mme. Melba, Melbourne.
[ Melbourne Conservatorium of Music ]

{5674} (Tenor trombone in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ slide Trombone flat pitch 1st Cl.”; entered in stock 9 Nov 1908 in a batch of 2 (5674-5); sold in a batch of 2 (5674-5) 17 Dec 1908 -> Mme. Melba, Melbourne.
[ Melbourne Conservatorium of Music ]

{5676} (Bass trombone in G).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “G slide Trombone flat pitch 1st Cl.”; entered in stock 9 Nov 1908 in a batch of 1; sold 17 Dec 1908 -> Mme. Melba, Melbourne.
[ Melbourne Conservatorium of Music ]

{5677} (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 / 5677”; inscribed on valves “1”, “2”, “3”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “F. E. E♭ Trumpet 3 pistons flat pitch”; entered in stock 9 Nov 1908 in a batch of 3 (5677-9); sold in a batch of 3 (5677-9) 17 Dec 1908 -> Mme. Melba, Melbourne.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6518) ]

{5683} (French horn).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “French Horn, 3 piston Military, flat pitch”; entered in stock 22 Dec 1908; sold 1 Jan 1909 -> 1st Somerset Light Infy..
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte 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)” re-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 ]

{5734} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Trumpet P.C.B.”; entered in stock 8 Jun1909; sold 25 Sep 1913 -> Geo. Fenwick, Ldn.
not located

{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 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / J.S. Marlor / Agent / Brisbane / 5772”; on side of valve casings “4”, “5”, “6”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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) ]

{5776} (Bombardon in E♭ 4 pistons compensating, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ Bombardon P.C.B. 4 pistons compensating 1st Class”; entered in stock 28 Jun 1908; sold 29 Dec 1941 -> Boosey & Hawkes, Ldn.
not located

{5782} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet, P.C.B. latest model s.p.”; entered in stock 10 Aug 1910; sold 24 Feb 1911 -> 2nd Cameron Highl., Bangalore.
not located

{5789} (Tenor horn in E♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ Tenor Horn G”; entered in stock 29 Nov 1910; sold 30 Nov 1910 -> Dublin.
not located

{5820} (French horn, 3 piston valves; 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 / 5820”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “French horn, 3 pistons, Military.”; entered in stock 13 Jul 1911; sold 16 Sep 1921 -> Porstmouth, for £12/12/0.
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{5828} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet P.C.B. bronze pistons”; entered in stock 26 Oct 1911; sold 22 Nov 1911 A.W. Arlom, Semaphore S.A.-> .
not located

{5831} (Bombardon in E♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ombardon, Metzler;”; entered in stock 11 Dec 1911; sold 11 Dec 1911 -> Dublin.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. Cornet, C B A♮, Marlor”; entered in stock 2 Aug 1912; sold 26 Aug 1912 -> J.S. Marlor, Brisbane.
not located

{5864} (Bach trumpet in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Bach Trumpet”; entered in stock 30 Jun 1912; sold 1 Jan 1913 -> J.G. Graham, Sunderland.
not located

{5879} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. B♭ Trumpet, combination”; entered in stock 11 Dec 1913; sold -> C.J. Leggett.
not located

{5910} (Bugle in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Bugle, 2nd class”; entered in stock 21 Aug 1914; sold 13 May 1915 -> Carshalton V.T.F.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Trumpet combination”; entered in stock 29 Mar 1914; sold 20 Mar 1915 -> 12th K.R.R.
not located

{6114} (Bugle in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Bugle B♭ (Keats)”; entered in stock 10 Sep 1915; sold 6 Sep 1915 -> Dublin.
[ Private collection, Ireland ]

{6134} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Trumpet combination”; entered in stock 26 Nov 1915; sold 27 Dec 19 -> Lord Leopold of Moutbatten.
not located

{6165} (Trombone in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Trombone, F”; entered in stock 30 Dec 1915; sold 3 Jan 1916 -> 2/5 East Sussex Reg, Reigate.
not located

{6289} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet P.C.B.”; entered in stock 9 Jul 1917; sold 17 May 1918 -> Little E.P.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Tenor Cor F & E♭ 3rd Class”; entered in stock 3 Aug 1916; sold 17 Oct 1918 -> 1/15 Ldn Regt.
[ Location not known ]

{6308} (Tenor horn in E♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ Tenor Horn, 3rd Class”; entered in stock 3 Dec 1916; sold -> Dublin.
not located

{6336} (Euphonium, 4 valves, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Euphonium P.C.B. 4 pistons”; entered in stock 28 Nov 1918; sold 3 Jan 1919 -> R.A.F. Sch. Music.
not located

{6337} (Cornet in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet (J)”; entered in stock 29 Nov 1918; sold 2 Dec 1918 -> R.A. J. Sch. Mus.
not located

{6381} (Bass trombone in G; 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 / 6381”).
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{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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) ]
The lowest-numbered surviving instrument inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET”

{6415} (Euphonium in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Euphonium, 4 pistons, 1st Class”; entered in stock 3 Dec 1919; sold 20 Apr 1920 -> Dublin; Retd Jul 1924 .; sold 29 Dec 41 -> Boosey & Hawkes, Ldn.
not located

{6418} (Euphonium in B♭, 4-valve non-conical bore, short action pistons; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - mts - 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 / 6418”; on valve casings “4”, “5”, “6”). According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Euphonium B♭ 4 pistons s.a. 1st Class” entered into stock 20 Jan 1920; sold on 30 Nov 1925 -> J & W. Chester Ltd.
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{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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) ]

{6428} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet ”; entered in stock 13 Apr1920.
not located

{6451} (Cornet in B♭, Courtois model; 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 / 6451”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet, D.W.K.”; Probably entered in stock 11 Oct 1920; sold 6 May 1921 -> Dublin.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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) ]

{6463} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. Cornet”; entered in stock 6 Jan 1921; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gt W Rly Band.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “G. Trombone (Slide) 1st Class” entered in stock 11 Jan 1921; sold 7 Feb 1923 -> G.W. Rly. Band.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6528) ]

{6470} (French horn in B♭ and F).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “French Horn, 3 pistons B♭ & F (Spain)”; entered in stock 11 Jan 1920; sold 6 May 1921 J. Espona Puiglent, Barcelona-> .
not located

{6488} (Trumpet in B♭ - A Patent Conical Bore; backward-pull tuning-slide forward-pulling and A shunt, both with restraint; windway runs mpipe - 2 - 1 - 3 - A shunt- mts - bell; inscribed on bell “WEBSTER / TRUMPET” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6488”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “trumpet in A and B Combination”; entered in stock 1 Dec 1921; sold 14 Dec 1921 -> J.A. Noulding Lndn; returned; sold 26 Apr 1935 -> Mrs Briggs, Cookham.
[ Sir Malcolm Arnold, Keys Fine Art Auction, Norwich, 6 Apr 2017, lot 55; Private collection, Britain ]

{6488} (Trumpet in B♭ - A Patent Conical Bore; forward-pull tuning-slide; 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”, the final digit apparently an “8” over-stamped).).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was 6488M1 “trumpet in A and B Combination Bell of above used for this”; entered in stock 1 Dec 1921; sold 1 Aug 1922 -> ?. Chambers, London.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6489} (Trumpet in B♭ - A Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. Trumpet A and B Combination”; entered in stock Dec 1921; sold 5 Dec 1922 -> Cpl. W. Fleming, Windsor; Retd; sold 3 Jan 1924 -> W.J. Coverley.
not located

{6523} (Baritone in B♭, 3-valve; inscribed on bell “Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / BERNERS STREET / London / 6523”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “``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 ]

{6555} (Slide trombone in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Slide Trombone, (F)”; entered in stock 27 Jul 1921; sold 23 Dec 1924 -> Royal Air Force, Karachi.
not located

{6574} (Tuba in E♭, 4-valve, 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 / 6574 / G.W.R / S.B”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. Bombardon E♭ 4 piston”; entered in stock 15 Nov 1922; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gr.W.Rly. Band with P.C.B. E♭ tuba 6575 and P.C.B B♭ tubas 6571-2.
[ Great Western Trust Museum, Didcot ]

{6575} (Tuba in E♭, 4-valve, 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 / 6575 / G.W.R / S.B”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. Bombardon E♭ 4 piston”; entered in stock 15 Nov 1922; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gr.W.Rly. Band with P.C.B. E♭ tuba 6574 and P.C.B B♭ tubas 6571-2.
[ Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (6427) ]

{6595} (Euphonium in B♭, 4-valve, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. B♭ Euphonium 4 pistons”; entered in stock 13 Dec 1922; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gr.W.Rly. Band with P.C.B. euphonium 6596.
not located

{6596} (Euphonium in B♭, 4-valve, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. B♭ Euphonium 4 pistons”; entered in stock 13 Dec 1922; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gr.W.Rly. Band with P.C.B. euphonium 6595.
not located

{6597} (Bugle in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Bugle, Keat”; entered in stock 14 Dec 1922; sold 14 Dec 1922 -> Dublin; retd Jul 1922; sold 20.3.25 -> 2nd Coldstream Gds, Warley.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Baritone B♭” entered in stock 10 Jan 1923; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gr. W. Rly Band with P.C.B. baritone 6619.
[ 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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Baritone B♭” entered in stock 10 Jan 1923; sold 29 Mar 1923 -> Gr. W. Rly Band with P.C.B. baritone 6618.
[ 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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Trombone B♭ slide 2nd class”; entered in stock 23 Jul 1923; sold 14 Mar 1926 -> Uppingham.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6721} (Trumpet, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. Trumpet combination”; entered in stock 1923; sold 30 Aug 1924 -> Phil Ledington, Margate for £12/0/0.
not located

{6740} (Trumpet in B♭ - A, high-pitch and low-pitch slides; Patent Conical Bore; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - 2 - 1 - 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 / 6740”; on side of valve casings “4”, “5”, “6”). According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Trumpet P.CB. B♭ ♭ pitch slide” entered into stock 4 Oct 1924; sold on 10 Oct 1924 -> H.C. Bunker Ldn.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6753} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B B♭ trumpet, ♭ pitch slide”; entered in stock 12 Dec 1924; sold 9 Mar 1925 -> G.B. Mancini, Glasgow for £8/8/0; retd. 27 Sep 1925; sold 12 Apr 1926 -> W. Miller, Dundee for £12/12/0..
not located

{6755} (Trumpet, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. B♭ Trumpet ♭ pitch slide”; entered in stock Dec 1924; sold 12 Feb 1925 -> G.B. Mancini, Leicester for £8/8/0.
not located {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 [Rudall Carte 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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. Trumpet h. & l.p. (Numbered in error 6866)”; entered in stock 11 Dec 1925; sold 25 Jan 1926 -> 1st York & Lancs Regt. for £9/0/0.
not located

{6817} (Bach trumpet in C).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Bach Trumpet 3 pistons in C”; entered in stock 16 Dec 1925; sale not recorded.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was entered in stock 18 Mar 1926; sold 13 Dec 1926 -> Stroud Lacey Laing & Co, £11/8/9.
[ Vichy auction 16.6.12 lot 375; Gardiner Houlgate auction 12.3.21 lot 1509 ]
Elsewhere in the Stock Books, Stroud Lacey Laing & Co were recorded as being in Glasgow

{6886} (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 / 6886”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Trumpet, P.C.B.”; entered in stock 16 Nov 1926; sold 7 Dec 1926 -> G.B. Mancini Leicester, £10/10/0.
[ Private collection, Britain ]

{6892} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. B♭ cornet”; entered in stock 9 Dec 1926; given 1 Feb 1930 -> Wales B.B. Assoc “As Prize”.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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, unplated brass; windway runs mouthpiece receiver - high pitch-low pitch shunt / mts - 2 - 1 - 3 - bell; with B♭ and A main tuning-slides; inscribed on bell “B2 / WEBSTER / TRUMPET” / lion-and-unicorn emblem / “BY APPOINTMENT / TO THE LATE / QUEEN VICTORIA / Rudall Carte & Co Ltd / Manufacturers / 23 / BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 6967”; on side of valve casings “4”, “5”, “6”).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Trumpet P.C.B. B♭ Plated”; entered in stock 11 Jul 1928; sold 30 Jan 1942 -> L. Chester, London.
Auction on eBay ends 2019/May/23 15:09:52 BST  ]

{6968} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. B♭ cornet, L.P.”; entered in stock 9 Aug 1927; sold 1 Jul 1929 -> W.J. Duthoit, Ldn. for £11/15/0.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “PCB Trumpet, S2”; entered in stock 1 Nov 1928; sold 6 Feb 1941 -> Aldershot Command Anima Entertainments.
[ Private collection, Germany ]

{6978} (Bugle in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Bugle”; entered in stock 4 Dec 1928; sold 12 Dec 1928 -> Imperial Services Coll., Old Windsor
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. B♭ Cornet flat pitch”; entered in stock 8 Jun 1927; sold 18 Mar 1931 -> J.A. Fleming, s.t.1.
Auction on eBay ends 2015/Apr/19 20:40:31 BST  ]

{7004} (Bugle in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭regulation Bugle”; entered in stock 1929; sold 7 Oct 1929 -> Highgate School O.T.C n.6 for £2/10/3.
not located

{7018} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. B♭ Trumpet B.1. L.P.”; entered in stock 18 Aug 1930; sold 28 Nov 1931 -> 1st Bn Rpyal Scots, Aldershot.
not located

{7025} (Cornet, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was = “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B. H.P. cornet”; entered in stock 12 Nov 1931; sold 2 Dec 1931 -> F.J. Grant, Durban.
not located

{7035} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Cornet P.C.B. L.P.”; entered in stock 29 Nov 1932; sold 3 Mar 1933 -> 2nd Roy. Ulster Rifles, Gravesend; retd; 2 Dec; sold 29 Dec 1941 -> Boosey & Hawkes.
not located

{7042} (Trumpet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Trumpet P.C.B. S.B.”; entered in stock probably May 933; sold 13 Jan 1942 -> B.A. Hayes, Ldn.
not located

{7045} (Bach trumpet in E♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ Bach trumpet L.P.”; entered in stock 26 Jun 1933; sold 9 Nov 1933 -> F.L. Allen, Oundle.
not located

{7048} (Bach trumpet in E♭ and D).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “E♭ a D Bach Trumpet”; entered in stock 28 Sep 1933; sold 19 May 1936 -> E. Bemoire, Ackworth School.
not located

{7051} (Cornet in B♭, Patent Conical Bore).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “P.C.B, B♭ Cornet (light)”; entered in stock 16 Mar (1934 ?); sold 29 Dec 1941 -> Boosey & Hawkes.
not located
Probably the highest-numbered Patent Conical Bore instrument

{7057} (Bugle in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “B♭ Bugle own make”; entered in stock 27 Jun 1934; sold 14 Feb 1935 -> 2nd Coldstream Guards, Ldn.
not located

{7077} (Bugle in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Bugle, B♭ Regulation”; entered in stock 16 Apr 1935; sold 6 Feb 1941 -> 18th D. s.d.
not located

{7088} (Post horn in A).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Post Horn in A, with tuning slide L.P.”; entered in stock 6 Oct 1936; sold 8 Sep 1943 -> Till.
not located

{7113} (Trombone in G).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “G Trombone H.P. 1st Class”; entered in stock 29 Nov 1937; sold 29 Dec 1941 -> Boosey & Hawkes, Ld.
not located

{7124} (French horn)
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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

{7130} (Bugle in B♭).
According to the firm's archives [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “Bugle, B♭ Regulation”; entered in stock 19 Aug 1938; sold 3 Feb 1939 -> Radley College OTC.
not located

{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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 [Rudall Carte stock books], the instrument was “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 ]

Notes

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References

Return to Contents Rudall Carte & Company archives, now in the care of the Horniman Museum, London. Stock Books E82.175, E82.174, 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.

“Rudall Carte and E.A. Couturier Conical-bore Instruments Compared”. Historic Brass Society Society Journal, 2018.

Simon Purtell, 'The “Melba Gift”: the Role of Woodwind and Brass Instruments in the History of the Stabilisation of Pitch Standards in Melbourne in the early Twentieth Century'. In: Arnold Myers (ed.), Proceedings of the Clarinet and Woodwind Colloquium 2007: Celebrating the Collection of Sir Nicholas Shackleton, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, 2012, pp.237-242.

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.

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