Workshop order book 4

W.O.B. 4 represents a fresh start with the record keeping, coinciding with the opening of the premises at 295 Regent Street and the replacement of the Distin & Co. Inscription on the instruments by Boosey & Co. The former Distin & Co sequence of serial numbers was discontinued: W.O.B. 4 uses a serial number sequence continuing that of Boosey & Co. This book records the orders from Boosey & Co. trading as Distin & Co at 9 10 Great Newport Street to their workshops, probably reflecting the requirements of Boosey & Co. at 295 Regent Street, New York and possibly other branches. The dates instruments were "sent to polish" were included throughout, and the instruments section has a column "Charged to Regent St" from the start of the book, replacing the column "Entered / in / stock". This book arranged in sections, respectively:
Instruments: serial numbers 14345 -17814, corresponding to Boosey & Co Stock Account Book numbers, 1 May 1874-30 May 1876.
Pistons: piston numbers 16576 -19462, 7 Mar 1874-29 May 1876.
fitted cases, sundries, crooks, slides, etc, silver work.
Unfinished items at the time of the move are re entered in Brass Instrument Book 1 (see Boosey &Hawkes brass instrument books) and pistons in stock at the time of the move are re entered in Pistons Book 1 (see Boosey & Hawkes pistons & sundries books 1868-1873).

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