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Nov 23rd, 2005 at 5:45pm
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As the trade name database my by necessity be brief, I think that explanations such as the one below need to be give its own special board. I have reformatted the information slightly.

Bill Southard wrote:

King
White Musical Instrument Company
Collaboration between Thomas King & Henderson White
Originally Trombone then Cornet and Trumpet
Professional

Comments: "King" was actually a model of trombone that utilized a new type of slide.

The term became so well known that it became a trade name. [However, by examining the database, one can see that many companies used the word King as part of their own trade names.]

The instruments made by the White Musical Instrument Company were more commonly known as "Kings" because they inscribed most their instruments with the statement "Made by KING Craftsmen".

Henderson White and later his wife operated the White Musical Instrument Company until it was sold to a corporate conglomerate in 1966. Only then did the "King Company" actually come into existence.

  
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Re: King trade name
Reply #1 - Nov 23rd, 2005 at 8:01pm
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Peter wrote on Nov 23rd, 2005 at 5:45pm:
The instruments made by the White Musical Instrument Company were more commonly known as "Kings" because they inscribed most their instruments with the statement "Made by KING Craftsmen


I believe that they more often were simply inscribed this way (taken from a 1917 Master model cornet):

King / Master model / made by / H N White / Cleveland / Ohio




  

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Reply #2 - Nov 23rd, 2005 at 9:59pm
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Though, White established his business in 1894, it appears that it was a publishing and repair business initially.  But, in 1909, he built a factory in Cleveland and began manufacturing.  So, I'm wondering whether the engraving mentioned above may have occurred in those early days.

  
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Reply #3 - Dec 4th, 2005 at 5:37am
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www.hnwhite.com

Pretty comprehensive.
and some great pics.


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