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Boosey and Co

Boosey and Co

1 photo in 1 sub-album

Boosey and Hawkes

Boosey and Hawkes

16 photos in 4 sub-albums

Christy

Christy

2 photos in 2 sub-albums

Dearman

Dearman

12 photos in 2 sub-albums

Dearman did not make any of their own horns. They're all stencils.
Defiant

Defiant

12 photos in 1 sub-album

The stamp on these horns reads, "Hessy's LTD., 8-20 Manchester St., Liverpool, Foreign."

Quoting: "Frank Hessy's Music Store was first situated in Manchester Street, Liverpool - Circa 1930 - but later moved to 62 Staley Street, Liverpool. The Store was managed by Frank Hessey assisted by Jim Gretty who sold Beatle John Lennon his first adequate acoustic guitar in 1957." I've also seen this factoid reported elsewhere, so it's probably true.

The question really is, "Who made these?" I don't know, yet, but there are a lot of possibilities. It's definitely not English.

F Besson

F Besson

11 photos in 4 sub-albums

Grafton Acrylic Alto

Grafton Acrylic Alto

120 photos in 5 sub-albums

Hawkes and Son

Hawkes and Son

130 photos in 14 sub-albums