~Antique YORK (Grand Rapids, MI) Trumpet with gloves~
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This is a rare piece! It is not in MINT condition...having imperfections; hence, naming it an antique...which makes it a perfection!!!!OLD BRASS & VERY PRETTY DECORATIVE/DETAILED TRUMPET & PAIR OF PLAYING GLOVES FOR DISPLAY :).......... SAYS ON TOP OF THE HORN: YORK TRUMPET GRAND RAPIDS MICH USA ON THE MOUTHPIECE IT SAYS: 77 FRANK HOLTON & CO ELKHORN WIS "James Warren York was born on November 24, 1839, in Exeter, New Hampshire. He first worked for the Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory and in 1882 moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan w he first played in a music pit. He then owned his instrument manufacturing company until his retirement to California in 1917. He died in Los Angeles on February 9, 1927.
York manufactured a full line of brass instruments, both under its own name and proprietary brand names. York briefly participated in two partnerships, Smith & York (1883) and York & Holton (1885). In 1884 the company was known as J.W. York and Company. In recognition of his infant son Charles E. York, he renamed the company York & Son in 1887. York further changed the company's name to York & Sons in 1898 to include his other son, Frank W. York. Both sons were active with the company until about 1913.
In 1897, Alfred J. "Bill" Johnson became the company's foreman. ... read more