Early Higham Trombone

Higham Trombone. An early trombone made by Joseph Higham and company of Strangeways, Manchester. Early in The Bands History it was reported in a Halifax newspaper that John Foster had ordered a complete set of top class instruments for The Black Dyke Mills Band. This trombone was made in the same factory and was recently donated to the heritage centre by a Queensbury resident whose family had connections with the Mill. The heritage team are still trying to establish the provenance of the instrument. Note the decorative engravings on many of the joints of the instrument.

Category: 
Musical instrument
Materials: 
Brass
Ownership: 
Donated to the Black Dyke Band, 2016
Condition of Item: 
Missing mouthpiece. Repair needed to tubing section. Leather case damaged and lid missing.
Location: 
In Display Cabinet
Artefact ID: 
BD2016-055