Antique Musical Instruments/trombone Hawkes


hello, I received a silver plated Trombone with beautiful engraving on the bell; It mentiones: L.P   H.Chapman   Artists Perfected & underneath,  HAWKES & SON    makers Denman Street Picadilly Circus London.W...... Also has a serial number on the bell 51757. I would appreciate any possible information wrt the instrument. Kind regards, Tania

Sorry, thought I had already answered this.  Hawkes made insrument starting in 1876, and in 1930 he merged with Boosey.  

This one dates to around 1925.  LP indicates that it is pitched at low pitch (modern pitch) I am not familiar with Chapman nor the model Artists Perfected.  I've not seen them before.

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