Blackburn Misc
 

 Blackburns Miscellaneous

Trumpets
Blackburn Trumpets are the result of more than two decades of combined research and development by Clifford Blackburn, William T. Cardwell (one of the most knowledgeable scientists in the world about trumpet acoustics) and the staff at Blackburn Trumpets. In every way Blackburn trumpets are state of the art. The materials used for Blackburn trumpet bells were decided upon after years of play testing in performance conditions by Clifford Blackburn and many of his professional colleagues. To our knowledge Blackburn Trumpets is the only company using ambronze to produce trumpet bells. This high copper alloy produces a tone that is rich and pure with that "just right" amount of sparkle.

The craftsmanship of Blackburn Trumpets is legendary. The valves and slides are precisely fitted to some of the closest tolerances in the industry. The assembly process is done with the minimum of clamps and fixtures so that the finished instrument is free from stress. Each brace is hand fitted to its place and after being carefully soldered, the excess solder is removed by hand scraping. Great care is taken in making a Blackburn trumpet so our customers get exactly what they want.

 

(6th Jan 2001)
Blackburne Real Estate, Australia

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1800's Cut Throat Razor in Original Case. This Cut Throat razor is made from bakelite and steel and is marked PILLING BLACKBURN. It has some wear but otherwise is in very good original condition. Measures 10 inches in length when fully open, 6.35 inches when closed.

(16th Jan 2002)
Old Crossland/Blackburn Pocket Knife w/Horn Handle
This knife is 3.75 long when closed and 6.3 long when opened. It has a great horn handle and is marked CROSSLAND BLACKBURN - TRADEMARK
 

(2nd May 2001)   
We design and make teddies, damned expensive ones by the look of it

1992 Annabelle Canterbury Gund.

The 1992 Canterbury Bears were made in England exclusively for Gund. These fine Artist English bears are offered in signed and numbered limited editions. Each series is completely new, created by bear designers John and Maude Blackburn expressly for the year of its introduction. What is the difference between an artist bear and a manufactured bear? An Artist bear is hand made by the artist from start to finish. A manufactured bear is mass produced. [so now you know] Annabelle is STYLE no 9793. She is Limited Edition #200/200. Only 200 of these bears were ever made. Annabelle will *never* be made again. She is an asset to any collection. Annabelle is mint and comes with her original castle box with open/ close windows packaging. Annabelle has an inscription on bother her hands. On her right paw: To Grace Moy, love Maude. The left foot is signed by John and Maude Blackburn. Below is a picture of Annabelle from the many of the Gund websites who put her value at over $299.00!! This is not my Annabelle up for auction, (she's a pic of someone else's Annabelle) just a picture to give you a representation of what she looks like.  

(3rd June 2001)
This is going in Artifacts rather than locational because it is so sweet.

CORGI CLASSICS
BEDFORD CA VAN BLACKBURN FIRE SERVICE

It deserves a children's TV series all of its own.

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Dustless Blackburn Crayon
This barely rates a mention, but, for the sake of completeness... I have edited out the two other tins. I'm not sure how to index this one so I won't bother.

We have three old Tins. The tall one is 8-1/4" high and is marked Ontario Chocolate Wafers, Ontario Biscuit Co. Buffalo, New York. The larger Tin is 6" long 4' wide and 3-3/4" high. it marked AN-Du-Septic - Dustless Blackburn Crayon-Made in USA Binney & Smith Co, New York. The white and gold trim tin is 7" long and 2" wide and is marked MARS J.S Staedtler. All three are in great shape with good color.

CUSTOM COCA-BOLA DUCK CALL BY BILL BLACKBURN

I was hoping to buy this one. The seller has been auctioning duck-call devices for several weeks and listed those to come, including one from Bill Blackburn. It looks beautiful. A shame it went for $88 - too rich for me.

CUSTOM COCA-BOLA SINGLE REED ARKANSAS STYLE DUCK CALL MADE BY BILL BLACKBURN OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE. THIS CALL IS IN NEW CONDITION AND SOUNDS GREAT.

(30th July 2001)
A subsequent duck call sale suggests that there is also a Clem Blackburn at work. Here's the blurb:
This is call maker Tom Swanson's homage to the "Old Suzy" call as made by several callmakers over the years. Probably in the height of its popularity in the 40s to early 50s, this style call was made by the best of them, from Chick Majors to J. C. Keys to Walter Drennen to Jake Gartner to Clem Blackburn and more. If you look at their barrel styles, they were almost all alike. A real Arkansas-type call, it has the Arkansas reed assembly, plastic reed and small tone hole for quiet calling in the pinoaks. This call has a cedar toneboard with a walnut barrel that has some burl in it. It also has burnt decorative rings and a standing duck decoy brand, which is Swanson's trademark.
(6th Dec 2001)
Abbey & Imbrie Tarpon reel...pre 1915~
This is a Abbey & Imbrie Tarpon with the Blackburn drag system. Side plates are hard rubber 4 1/4" with 2" spool width. Reel foot is full and stamped 100. Originally chromed, this reel was polished leaving only brass. Perfect working order with strong click.
(27th October 2001)
Blackburn Philanthropic Burial Society
20(TWENTY)..Old...British "INSURANCE POLICY" documents....ALL for the same "BLACKBURN BURIAL SOCIETY"...all 1900/12..ALL are complete..Although they have been neatly folded..would make great display items...The size is 16 x 10 inches approx
Underwear

Very strange. Underwear endorsed by D. T. Blackburn and Son, Rarden, Ohio. The model appears to be wearing a carpet in addition to that fetching undergarment. I do like the undersell - Sensible, Serviceable, Satisfactory, Durable, Comfortable, Inexpensive.

Munsing union Suits Men's underwear
Please refer to item number in all correspondence.
Description: Light than normal trade card, Advertising Munsing Union Suits. Back of card has overstamped "Our Endorsement" with agents name, D. T. Blackburn and Son, Rarden, Ohio

bulletCaption:
bulletBack/Age: Divided back/1907-1915
bulletApprox. Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
(6th Dec 2001)
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY DICKIES work shirt patch
embroidered BLACKBURN on LEFT chest
adult EXTRA LARGE 17 17 1/2 -- 34
embroidered GARDEN STATE PARKWAY (of New Jersey ) patch on right chest
dickies brand -- green -- long sleeve
in very good shape -- missing a button
 
(23rd June 2001)

This is in good condition a Corkscrew marked BLACKBURN LONDON MARWOOD &CO REG 62 1914 5.5 inches long

And selling for a remarkable $158 with three days to go. Doesn't look that special to me - I am obviously ill-informed on the subject of corkscrews. The best one I know is part of my Leatherman Flair.

(23rd June 2001)
I thought this was a football thang until I saw the picture:
A PAIR OF B. BLACKBURN SPURS, THESE HAVE BEEN USED, SOME LIGHT RUST, STRAPS FAIR WITH ONE REPAIRED, VERY COLLECTIBLE.
(8th July 2001)
This side bead was made by C. BLACKBURN. In 20 years of collecting I have only come across three planes made by Blackburn, this is one of them. Marked 1/2 on the heel. The rear boxing is warped down front and back otherwise in very good condition with little wear. The iron has minor pitting on it. Better looking plane than in the images below.
Here is a really old unique wood plane in really nice condition. The person liquidating the estate says it is from 1800's and it does appear to be But I am not positive. Still functional after all these years and it looks like it is also set up to do larger widths. Markings are as such, embossed into wood, Extra Quality, J. Blackburn #962. Marked on metal blade 3 Ward. I don't know much about old tools so I can only describe it as I see it. This piece is truly unique and a rare find.
 
(19th Jan 2002)

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Blackburn paycheck 554

This original brass paycheck is clearly stamped with the company's initials and with Blackburn and the number 554. It is over 100 years old.