Tenor trombone in B-flat from the Boosey & Hawkes Regent range. Model number 630. Lacquered brass with white metal ferules and braces. Plastic fascias on tuning slide balance weight with the initials B&H embossed and painted silver. Water key with plastic/rubber pad. Plastic bumper knob on slide bow. Mouthpiece missing. Stamp on bell reads: Made By/ B&H/BOOSEY & HAWKES/ENGLAND/Regent. Bell inscription also includes B&H globe and musical note emblem. Serial number 580490 is stamped on underside of bell near bell stay.
The Regent range of brass instruments was named after the Boosey & Hawkes head offices in Regent Street and was one of the company's top selling brands in the 1970s and 80s. The range was primarily aimed at learners and amateur players, and competitive pricing was always a priority. Durability was also important and the company prided itself on the solid construction of their Regent instruments, many of which are still in use today. Transcription of workshop order book production information: 'm/a j/c no.: 85465; Quantity: 25; LAC No. of instrument: 580490; Model: 630 Gorton; Date delivered: 25th June 1976 1052; Finish: LAC 9th Feb. 1976; Stamped: Regent; Customer: Wholesale; J/C: 7602; Fins J/C no.: 85609'.