Trumpets

Speaking Trumpets

History of the Fire Department Speaking Trumpet or Bugle - When American volunteer fire fighting companies began to form during the late 18th century, a need emerged for organized efforts and better communication in combating conflagrations. Officers would use “speaking trumpets” or “bugles” to amplify their voices over the noise and commotion of a fire scene to direct the company to effectively fight the blaze. Often times, officers called cadence through the trumpets to keep the men on the hand pumpers in time. The trumpet or bugle was worn around the officer’s neck so they could be easily identified as they directed fire fighting operations. The trumpet or bugle around the officer’s neck lead to the designation of an officer in the fire department and has been carried on to this day as an insignia of rank worn on the uniform collar.

17" Brass Speaking Trumpets

Speaking Trumpets have a long history in the fire profession because of this they are the perfect way to honor your retirees, promotions, and years of service. When paired with our solid walnut square or hexagon (Just like our hexagon helmet base) bases and trimmed out with a handmade cotton/rayon cord and 4” tassel it becomes the go-to choice for your next gift.

9" Mini Brass Trumpet

Like our standard 17" Speaking Trumpets our shorter 9" trumpets share in the long history in the fire profession they are the perfect way to honor your retirees, promotions, and years of service.

Large Pewter Trumpet On Square Base

Solid walnut base with an engraved plate. Includes cord. 

​18” Pewter Trumpet on square walnut base ($525)

Mini Pewter Trumpet

Mounted on a walnut base with engraved plate and cord.

8” Pewter Trumpet on short square base ($195)

8” Pewter Trumpet on box base ($220)

8” Pewter Trumpet on hexagon base ($250)

8” Pewter Trumpet on small trumpet plaque base ($245)
 

Mini Trumpet Plaque

Mini brass or pewter speaking trumpet, mounted on a custom built a walnut base with a vertical plaque and brass engraving plate.

9” Brass Trumpet on small trumpet plaque base ($205)

8” Pewter Trumpet on small trumpet plaque base ($245)

Stand Alone Trumpets

Cord included. Colors available; red, gold, white, dark green, maroon and dark blue.

18” Pewter Trumpet ($420)

17” Brass Trumpet ($140)

8” Pewter Trumpet ($125)

9” Brass Trumpet ($90)

Trumpet Plaque

Genuine silver polished pewter speaking trumpet with cord mounted on custom built walnut base with a vertical plaque and brass engraving plate. Also available with a brass trumpet.

Trumpet Plaque w/18” Pewter Trumpet ($625)

Trumpet Plaque w/17” Brass Trumpet ($295)