mouthpiece question

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by fwtimp, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. fwtimp

    fwtimp New Member

    My old B & H tenor horn came with a mouthpiece labeled
    R.S.Kitchen Ltd. -Leeds

    Can't find any information on it. Was this the stamp of a music store, instrument manufacturer, or did this come from a company band that labeled it's property? Just curious.

  2. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    I'm not 10% sure here, but I think Stan Kitchen was a musical instrument supplier/manufacturer (1970-80's). I think they sold out to Band Supplies.

    Sits back and waits to be corrected.

  3. rikster

    rikster New Member

    As far as I recall, Kitchens was a music shop in the city centre of Leeds, West Yorkshire. My parents got me my first cornet from there for christmas 1968. A Besson Westminster. I believe they had an instrument repair facility but I dont recall them making instruments, although the premises were large enough to have done so.
  4. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Both of you are correct but the company originally began it's life in 1875 to repair brass instruments in the Yorkshire and N.E. England area. I don't remember much more about it's history but they used to advertise on the blank pages of sheet music from years ago.

    Only valid link searching with google is here.