Stock taking at 15 Jun 1868
lists cornets up to 9760
lists brass instruments and sundries up to 9772
old stock at 15 Jun 1868 includes:
Cornets, some ‘Distin's' some ‘French Make'.
Brass Instruments and Sundries: Trombones, Ventil Horns, Sax Horns, Flugel Horns, Tenor Horns, Bombardons, Baritones, Euphonions, Tenors, Bugles, Flugel Horns (continued), Post Horns, Drums including monster 7'7" Gong drum.
Wood & Reed Instruments: Clarinets (metal) up to 3238A; Flutes (metal) up to 3171; Clarinets (wood) up to 3072; Flutes (wood) up to 3232; Bassoons up to 3069; Oboes up to 3078; Saxes up to 3221 (+ 8332); Flags 20025 and 20026; Sarrus 3222-3228. Note all in range 3000-3238A, obviously new numbers given at this stocktaking. N.B. 3230A-3238A ‘Alhambra goods', duplicate numbers have ‘A' added (the latter may have referred to the Alhambra Court at the Crystal Palace).
New stock added: Cornets 10052-10615, 9 Jul 1868-Dec 1869.
New stock added: Brass instruments 20100-21493, 9 Jul 1868-31 Dec 1869.
New stock added: Reed Instruments and Flutes 3229-3415, 20 Jun 1868-Dec 1869.
(no cornets between 9760 and 10021; some numbers 10021-10051 used for old stock)
(no brass between 9772 and 20001, 20001-20095 used for old stock, 20051 used several times!)
Old stock re numbered; instruments sold and returned given new numbers
"Aldershot Old Stock" given new numbers
This period is characterised by small batches with quick turn over. Reed Instruments and Flutes were slow moving: more remained in stock than were moved. There were many saxhorns, and some ventil horns.
There was no stock taking at 1 Jan 1869, only 6 and a half months after the takeover, but thereafter stock taking was annual.
Stock taking at 1 Jan 1870 first lists cornets at 31 Dec 1869, e.g. 10118-10126, 10610-10615, plus two pages of Brass Instruments and Sundries. Many were "sold" to Boosey & Co or carried forwards to 1871.
New stock added: Cornets 10616-11053, Jan-Dec 1870
New stock added: Brass instruments 21493A-22634, 14 Jan 1870-28 Dec 1870
New stock added: Reed Instruments and Flutes 3416-3496, 1 Jan 1870-Dec 1870
Stock taking at 1 Jan 1871
Items unfinished at 31 Dec 1870 listed first
New stock added: Cornets 11054-11535, 16 Jan-Dec 1871
New stock added: Brass instruments 22635-24139A, 26 Jan 1871-20 Dec 1871
New stock added: Reed Instruments and Flutes 3497 3766, 3766A, 3768A 3771A, 1 Jan 1871-Dec 1871
Stock taking at 1 Jan 1872
Items unfinished at 31 Dec 1871 listed first
New stock added: Cornets 11536-12004 (includes some unfinished from 1871), Jan-Dec 1872
New stock added: Brass instruments 24140-25476, Jan-Dec 1872
New stock added: Reed Instruments and Flutes 3767-3868, 1 Jan 1872-4 Dec 1872
Stock taking at 1 Jan 1873
Items unfinished at 31 Dec 1872 listed first
New stock added: Cornets 12005-12610, Jan-Dec 1873
New stock added: Brass instruments 25477-26571, Jan-Dec 1873
New stock added: Reed Instruments and Flutes 3869-3966, 1 Jan 1873-Dec 1873
Stock taking at 15 Jun 1868
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