Here is a rare Hawkes & Son 1st Class 'Hackbutt' Sackbutt Peashooter Trombone which has the Denman Street, Piccadilly address. This is very old in itself. At some time in its life, it appears to have been professionally cut down from a peashooter trombone, the bell rim wired and all soldered together again to make a Sackbutt, but with the advice of someone who is knowledgeable in these matters, he has said these are known as 'Hackbutts'
The bell measures a mere 5cm in diameter and the whole trombone measures 24 inches minus the slide. This is still a rarity and ideal for any collectors.
Unfortunately, this has to be sold as parts as it does need a new stocking, one of them has literally been eaten away, it actually looks as if the stockings were added on to the legs. Sadly, I do not have the time to spend any longer on it, most of the dents have been removed and you can actually get something out of it, on the tuner it appears to register in 'A' but this does not mean it shall play in this pitch due to probably leaking like a sieve.
This is priced at the amount of time that has been spent on it in the workshop though you can make a decent offer, all the old work must have taken quite some time making a new bell rim for it so it was done with love, plus it is offered in the original Hawkes leather case though it does need a handle.