November 01, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


18th Century Fitzgerald's Patent Signal Trumpet, by Thomas Clio Rickman

A flintlock signal trumpet with a 9" barrel and a 21.5" trumpet attachment. The top of the barrel has two British proofs and is marked Clio Rickman Upper Mary Le Bone St. London. The signal device features a flintlock mechanism on a half stock with a heavy barrel with a thread attachment. A large tapered copper trumpet screws on to the barrel and acts as a loud signal when fired. The copper trumpet has a brass plaque attached that features a British two-lion crest. The plaque reads The King's Royal Letters Patent / Fitzgerald's Patent Signal Trumpet / Sold By Appointment / Tho. Clio Rickman / Upper Mary Le Bone Street / Sole Vender. The stock and barrel are housed in the original fitted box and include a shot measure and a 26" copper mouthpiece attachment for the trumpet. The interior lid of the box is dry-mounted with the original paper directions and description, printed in English and French.



The barrel on the stock has some pitting, and the male thread device appears to have been worked on. The copper on the horn and the mouthpiece attachment has some dings throughout. The wooden stock has some nicks and dings, along with a crack forward of the lock on the right side. The device is mechanically functioning.

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