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. Trumpets are available alone or made even better; 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.

18" Pewter Speaking Trumpets

Like our standard 17" Speaking Trumpets our 18" Pewter trumpets share in the long history in the fire profession they are the perfect way to honor your retirees, promotions, and years of service. These Genuine silver polished pewter speaking trumpets have a unique look, making them a wonderful way to honor your next awardees.

Pewter Trumpets are available stand alone or with a square, or plaque base.

8" Mini Pewter Speaking Trumpets

Like our standard 18" Pewter Speaking Trumpets our shorter 8" trumpets share in the long history in the fire profession they are the perfect way to honor your retirees, promotions, and years of service.

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.