Here are a few horns from Richard Burdick's collection
primary instruments are:
A Durk D3 with a sterling silver leadpipe
and a Lawson Ambronze bell.
(now back to the original lead pipe and a silver
bell made by Monke)
A 1840's Austro-Bohemian Hand horn
rebuilt by Lowell Greer with some L. G. crooks
He believes it is a horn made
And now this one:(see
This is my new horn, a Couesnon horn made about 1913 -
the most gorgeous tone of all my horns!
This one is an original FRANCOIS PERINET Cor de chase it's in D.Or maybe in
low pitch Eb
The bell reads: " FRANCOIS PERINET RUE COPERNIC 27 PRES L'ARC DE L'ETOILE
It has the original mouthpiece mark "3" I think it was made around
In the picture at the top Mr. Burdick is holding his Durk D3 with a nickle plated belll made by Joseph Monke
For the Durk, he has a collection of bells:
The stock bell (1) is gold brass (more zinc than copper)
I have an Atkinson (2) that is really nice
A bell from my Monke single F (3) that is nickle plated and very heavy (that's what is in the picture.)
and an ambronze by Lawson (4)
With recording tests the Small Atkinson wins on everything exceptit doen't have the best tone.