History - Glasgow Brass Maker "Douglas and Son"

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by MadAllie, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. MadAllie

    MadAllie New Member

    South Herts, UK

    Have just purchased a Bb high pitch cornet (EBay) made by H? D Douglas and Son of 36 - 42 Brunswick Street Glasgow.

    It has the right feel for what it purports to be, with two shanks and a crook. My intention is to restore it to full order. It does play but needs a little work.

    The question is does anyone have any information on the maker please?

    I would estimate the date to be early 20th century, and there are some similarities in design with another old cornet I have been given (in pieces) which is an early Salvation Army model.

    Any help very welcome!

  2. GordonH

    GordonH Active Member

    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Sorry to drag up this old article, but I thought I should put a link here to an article I have written about Douglas and Son in case anybody else finds this while looking for information:


    Douglas sponsored and organised the first brass band contest in Scotland in 1862 as well as being a promoter of brass banding in general through the sale of instruments and conversion of wind and bugle bands to brass bands.
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