Links are in RED.

There is a wealth of data here - if you can't find what you need please contact me.

Please explore the main menu buttons below.

It is very difficult in 15 menu items to encompass the full depth of this site, especially when they stood the test of time.

So I have added this page of links and explanation which should help the serious browser or researcher.

Annual Review
I have been amazed at the trumpet finds in 2019 and made a list

Banjo Conundrum
Tells the story of how the same trumpet was sold by many different brands.

The Packington collection is stored in a purpose built bookcase.

This feature allows you to search different styles in my collection of over 70 catalogues.

Caveat Emptor is a very important page if you want to buy a trumpet as a collector,
otherwise read buy one to use. If you want a modern one check this.

The fake? page is a must read before you buy any sort of ear trumpet.

Markings which include MADE in ENGLAND or DRGM

I have closed my facebook page out of frustration with the whole thing. The UI sucks, the rate of update is insane, I just don't want other people adding stuff that is nothing to do with Ear Trumpets. And the number of 'boxes' that FB adds is just plain stupid.

I was asked to add a list of my favourites in the collection on Curiosity, with the reasons why they qualified.

View my privacy statement.

Just in case you missed it, the certificate, and the video.

I have listed a comprehensive set of brands (135) for ear trumpets.

Main menu buttons
These were defined ages ago and I don't want to change something that visitors (and me) are used to. The buttons go dark when selected.
home introduction and back to the start.
updates When you are viewing the home page the home button changes to updates - this is a list of website updates since Sep 2013
pictures There are a load of search/content links on this page which allows poking around the collection. also has a powerful search algorithm
Also there are some huge pictures of related banners I have been exhibiting.
variety Please note that this is the mantra of the collection, every one is different in some way. I am not manic about museum quality or boxes or of having more than one example. everything is about variety.
wishlist Several trumpets I would like to find and the ones I successfully secured from this list.
sell me A post/business card as a pdf for dealers to keep above their desk
collections A list of all the trumpets I have found on display around the world - check times before visiting
useful A compendium of bits including Banjo, buy one, catalogues, Caveat Emptor, facebook, makers, prices, sales and a lot more on brands
history My extensive timeline with lots of links to detail constructed from personal knowledge and the web, includes Curiosity,
read about how 2019 has been a stellar collecting year
NHS The Medresco trumpets I have been able to find and some further data
fake ? Over 100 instances of advertisers who mislead either in ignorance or intentionally.
books My library
links Some specialist trumpet links and other sites I manage
contact Traditional contact form and some information on buying a modern trumpet
comments Some of the emails I received over the years
help This page !
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Guinness World Record


The primary text is in GREEN, less important text is usually grey
Links are usually in red and for very small text links underline is used

I record 59 parameters on every trumpet in the collection.
The majority of these are published within the trumpet listing.
Details on these parameters are desctibed in the notes file.

Pictures ©
If you wish to use my pictures - please have the courtesy to ask

There are a host of ways to find information on this website. Having found a single trumpet page the picture is accompanied by all the published details with links to more information.
There are two pages showing the whole collection item by item:
1 Newer style - fast page, suits smaller screens with item by item browsing and it allows search by the collection buy no.
2 Traditional - This version sorts and displays 6 or all the trumpets with up to 7 picture thumbnails per trumpet but loads slowly.
Search pictures - allows search masks and display order
Search text - does that in just the trumpet database fields
Search all - uses a Google search for all pages on the website
Search manual - Enter a list of trumpet numbers to display, this allows comparison of any 2 or more trumpets.
I have been storing prices at auction and elsewhere since Feb 2104, over 1000 lines in this data set.
If you want to know at what price trumpets are being offered and sold this may help.
I have also studied how prices are varying at auction.
See catalogues search above

Tables of numbers which yield some interesting data.

If you feel something should be added, find an error or broken link please contact me.

Ear Trumpets, the Packington Collection
SY10, Shropshire, UK