TRUMPET ONLY, stand sold separately.
AT15 8″ x 19″
Solid Pewter Fire Trumpet with Gold Braided Cord
Our shop will be closed May 2 through May 15, back open May 16. Phone messages and emails will be checked regularly. We will process all orders on our return as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you.
As more American volunteer fire fighting companies began to form during the late 18th century, a need emerged for better organized efforts in combating conflagrations. Engineers and officers would use “speaking trumpets” to amplify their voices over the noise and commotion of a fire scene to direct the company in effectively fighting the blaze. Two trumpet variants are reflected in the collection: plain and functional “working” trumpets that were actively used at fires, and highly decorated “presentation” trumpets. Presentation trumpets were awarded to firefighters in honor of their service, or between fire companies during visits, competitions, and musters. (Americanhistory.se.edu)