Blackburn Trumpets are the result of more than
two decades of combined research and development by Clifford Blackburn, William
T. Cardwell (one of the most knowledgeable scientists in the world about trumpet
acoustics) and the staff at Blackburn Trumpets. In every way Blackburn trumpets
are state of the art. The materials used for Blackburn trumpet bells were
decided upon after years of play testing in performance conditions by Clifford
Blackburn and many of his professional colleagues. To our knowledge Blackburn
Trumpets is the only company using ambronze to produce trumpet bells. This high
copper alloy produces a tone that is rich and pure with that "just
right" amount of sparkle.
The craftsmanship of Blackburn Trumpets is
legendary. The valves and slides are precisely fitted to some of the closest
tolerances in the industry. The assembly process is done with the minimum of
clamps and fixtures so that the finished instrument is free from stress. Each
brace is hand fitted to its place and after being carefully soldered, the excess
solder is removed by hand scraping. Great care is taken in making a Blackburn
trumpet so our customers get exactly what they want.
(6th Jan 2001)
Blackburne Real Estate, Australia
Throat Razor in Original Case. This Cut Throat razor is made from bakelite
and steel and is marked PILLING BLACKBURN. It has some wear but otherwise
is in very good original condition. Measures 10 inches in length when
fully open, 6.35 inches when closed.
(16th Jan 2002)
Old Crossland/Blackburn Pocket Knife w/Horn Handle
This knife is 3.75” long when closed and 6.3” long when opened. It has a
great horn handle and is marked CROSSLAND BLACKBURN - TRADEMARK
design and make teddies, damned expensive ones by the look of it
Annabelle Canterbury Gund.
1992 Canterbury Bears were made in England exclusively for Gund. These fine
Artist English bears are offered in signed and numbered limited editions. Each
series is completely new, created by bear designers John and Maude Blackburn
expressly for the year of its introduction. What is the difference between an
artist bear and a manufactured bear? An Artist bear is hand made by the artist
from start to finish. A manufactured bear is mass produced. [so
now you know] Annabelle is STYLE no 9793.
She is Limited Edition #200/200. Only 200 of these bears were ever made.
Annabelle will *never* be made again. She is an asset to any collection.
Annabelle is mint and comes with her original castle box with open/ close
windows packaging. Annabelle has an inscription on bother her hands. On her
right paw: To Grace Moy, love Maude. The left foot is signed by John and Maude
Blackburn. Below is a picture of Annabelle from the many of the Gund websites
who put her value at over $299.00!! This is not my Annabelle up for auction,
(she's a pic of someone else's Annabelle) just a picture to give you a
representation of what she looks like.
|(3rd June 2001)
This is going in Artifacts rather than locational because it is so sweet.
BEDFORD CA VAN BLACKBURN FIRE SERVICE
It deserves a children's TV series all of
This barely rates a mention, but, for the sake of completeness... I
have edited out the two other tins. I'm not sure how to index this one so
I won't bother.
We have three old Tins. The tall one is
8-1/4" high and is marked Ontario Chocolate Wafers, Ontario Biscuit
Co. Buffalo, New York. The larger Tin is 6" long 4' wide and
3-3/4" high. it marked AN-Du-Septic - Dustless Blackburn Crayon-Made
in USA Binney & Smith Co, New York. The white and gold trim tin is
7" long and 2" wide and is marked MARS J.S Staedtler. All three
are in great shape with good color.
DUCK CALL BY BILL BLACKBURN
I was hoping to buy this one. The seller has
been auctioning duck-call devices for several weeks and listed those to
come, including one from Bill Blackburn. It looks beautiful. A shame it
went for $88 - too rich for me.
CUSTOM COCA-BOLA SINGLE REED ARKANSAS
STYLE DUCK CALL MADE BY BILL BLACKBURN OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE. THIS CALL
IS IN NEW CONDITION AND SOUNDS GREAT.
A subsequent duck call sale suggests that there is also a Clem Blackburn
at work. Here's the blurb:
This is call maker Tom Swanson's homage to the "Old Suzy"
call as made by several callmakers over the years. Probably in the height
of its popularity in the 40s to early 50s, this style call was made by the
best of them, from Chick Majors to J. C. Keys to Walter Drennen to Jake
Gartner to Clem Blackburn and more. If you look at their barrel
styles, they were almost all alike. A real Arkansas-type call, it has the
Arkansas reed assembly, plastic reed and small tone hole for quiet calling
in the pinoaks. This call has a cedar toneboard with a walnut barrel that
has some burl in it. It also has burnt decorative rings and a standing
duck decoy brand, which is Swanson's trademark.
(6th Dec 2001)
Abbey & Imbrie Tarpon reel...pre 1915~
This is a Abbey & Imbrie Tarpon with the Blackburn drag system. Side
plates are hard rubber 4 1/4" with 2" spool width. Reel foot is full and
stamped 100. Originally chromed, this reel was polished leaving only brass.
Perfect working order with strong click.
(27th October 2001)
Philanthropic Burial Society
20(TWENTY)..Old...British "INSURANCE POLICY" documents....ALL for the same
"BLACKBURN BURIAL SOCIETY"...all 1900/12..ALL are complete..Although they
have been neatly folded..would make great display items...The size is 16 x
10 inches approx
Very strange. Underwear endorsed by D. T.
Blackburn and Son, Rarden, Ohio. The model appears to be wearing a carpet
in addition to that fetching undergarment. I do like the undersell -
Sensible, Serviceable, Satisfactory, Durable, Comfortable, Inexpensive.
Munsing union Suits Men's underwear
Please refer to item number in all correspondence.
Description: Light than normal trade card, Advertising Munsing Union
Suits. Back of card has overstamped "Our Endorsement" with
agents name, D. T. Blackburn and Son, Rarden, Ohio
|Back/Age: Divided back/1907-1915
|Approx. Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches||
(6th Dec 2001)
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY DICKIES work shirt patch
embroidered BLACKBURN on LEFT chest
adult EXTRA LARGE 17 17 1/2 -- 34
embroidered GARDEN STATE PARKWAY (of New Jersey ) patch on right chest
dickies brand -- green -- long sleeve
in very good shape -- missing a button
This is in good condition a Corkscrew
marked BLACKBURN LONDON MARWOOD &CO REG 62 1914 5.5 inches long
And selling for a remarkable $158 with three
days to go. Doesn't look that special to me - I am obviously ill-informed
on the subject of corkscrews. The best one I know is part of my Leatherman
I thought this was a football thang
until I saw the picture:
A PAIR OF B. BLACKBURN SPURS, THESE HAVE
BEEN USED, SOME LIGHT RUST, STRAPS FAIR WITH ONE REPAIRED, VERY
This side bead was made by C. BLACKBURN. In
20 years of collecting I have only come across three planes made by
Blackburn, this is one of them. Marked 1/2 on the heel. The rear boxing is
warped down front and back otherwise in very good condition with little
wear. The iron has minor pitting on it. Better looking plane than in the
|Here is a really
old unique wood plane in really nice condition. The person liquidating the
estate says it is from 1800's and it does appear to be But I am not
positive. Still functional after all these years and it looks like it is
also set up to do larger widths. Markings are as such, embossed into wood,
Extra Quality, J. Blackburn #962. Marked on metal
blade 3 Ward. I don't know much about old tools so I can only describe it as
I see it. This piece is truly unique and a rare find.
(19th Jan 2002)
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Blackburn paycheck
This original brass paycheck is clearly stamped with the company's initials
and with Blackburn and the number 554. It is over 100 years old.