Workshop order book 3

Apparently the orders from Distin & Co. at 9 10 Great Newport Street to their workshops, probably reflecting orders from Boosey & Co. at 24 Holles Street and at New York. Marked: Distin & Co Workshop Order Book 3. This book arranged in sections, respectively:
Instruments: serial numbers 11702 12801 (cornets) and 24539 26960 (other brass), 1 May 1872-30 Apr 1874.
Pistons: piston numbers 14115 16575 (includes coded bore sizes for pistons from 1 May 1872 plus those still in stock at 30 Apr 1872), 1 May 1872- 6 Mar 1874.
Water keys, card stands, card stand sockets, stays etc, screws, sundry machine turnings, crooks slides etc, sundries, plush lined cases, silver work are also listed.
For some instruments, numbers have been added later in red ink 3798 3895 and 14195 14344, the latter five digit numbers corresponding to Boosey & Co Stock Account Book numbers. The columns on the "Instruments" pages are: Date / given out, Date / received, No of / Piston, No of / Inst, Description, Class, Workman's Name, Given to / polish, Entered / in / stock, Remarks & Cost, The columns on the "Pistons" pages are: Date / given out, No of / Inst, No of / Piston, Description [the bore code is entered at the far right of this column], Class, Workman's Name, Date / received, Date / made up, Remarks & Cost.
1 May 1872-30 Apr 1874

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