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Edwardian Silver Game Keepers / Cyclists / Maritime / Railway or Hunting "SIGNAL HORN"
An extremely rare Edwardian sterling silver Game Keepers, Cyclists, Firemans, Maritime, Railway or Hunting "SIGNAL HORN".

The “Signal Horn” was originally made by KOHLER & SON, Musical Instrument makers of Covent Garden and subsequently Piccadilly in London. It is most often seen in brass or nikel silver. It appears to be a “multi-purpose item” with several possible uses. It has a mouthpiece similar to a whistle and the body is slightly curved as it opens out into a flattened oval bell shaped mouth, half way along the barrel is a vertical cylindrical chamber with finger stop piston plunger similar to that on a trumpet, a suspension ring is located on the lower portion of the chamber for attachment to a lanyard or similar. It produces two distinct different notes.

The body is engraved with the date- "June 1907".

By Daniel & George Keat, London, 1907
Price (This item has been sold)
Condition In good condition with with no damage or repair and in full working order
Height 148  mm (5.83 inches)
Width 98  mm (3.86 inches)
Weight 154.00 Grams (4.95 troy ounces)
Country England
Stock Code JS210217A
Medium Silver
Literature Swaine & Adeney had been using the very successful firm of Henry Keat & Sons (Daniel & George Keat), Silversmiths and Musical Instrument Makers to supply them with Hunting & Coaching Horns for several years prior to the demise of Kohler & Son, and it seems more than a coincidence that this particular sterling silver “Signal Horn” was made and dated by them in June 1907, just 4 months after Swaine & Adeney had acquired Kohler & Son and just 6 months before the death of John Buxton Kohler. It appears to be quite unusual in solid sterling silver.


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