J.W. York & Sons Tenor Slide Trombone


This trombone was made by J.W. York & Sons in Grand Rapids, Michigan, around 1900-1925. It a B-flat tenor slide trombone. This trombone is made of silver-plated brass. Accessioned with period case and accessories. This trombone is inscribed:

Made by
Grand Rapids


James Warren York (1839-1927) began his career as a cornet player in Grand Rapids, Michigan and started repairing and making instruments in 1884. In 1887, his company was renamed York & Son, to commemorate the birth of his first son Charles E. York. Eleven years later, the company was changed to York & Sons, with the birth of York’s second son, Frank W. York. The company went through other name changes before the last name change as York Band Instrument Company. In 1917, James Warren York retired from the business and by 1926, the York family relinquished all control of the company and was subsequently purchased by Carl Fischer.

Date Made: 1900-1925

Maker: J. W. York & Sons

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, Grand Rapids

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Credit Line: Bequest of Edith R. Meggers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.74.26Catalog Number: 74.26Accession Number: 314637

Object Name: trombone

Physical Description: brass (overall material)silver (overall material)Measurements: trombone: 25 5/8 in x 7 13/16 in x 7 in; 65.0875 cm x 19.84375 cm x 17.78 cmsmall slide: 9 1/4 in x 4 11/16 in x 7/8 in; 23.495 cm x 11.90625 cm x 2.2225 cmlarge slide: 32 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 81.5975 cm x 9.8425 cm x 2.2225 cmmouthpiece: 2 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.3025 cm x 3.81 cm

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Record Id: nmah_606469

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