Posted by Matthew on January 31, 2001 at 00:45:37:
In Reply to: Distin Family Quintet posted by Joan McMaster on January 30, 2001 at 18:58:01:
I got bored and searched the internet...hehe. I don't know if what I found would be much help or not, as I'm sure that you've probably done the same thing.
Here's really the only semi-helpful quote I found...
"Henry Distin, son of the famous John Distin, started making brass instruments in the 1850's after successfully touring Europe with the family quintet and importing French instrument to England. He sold out to Boosey & Co. and moved to New York in about 1878. He was soon making brass instruments again, and continued in Philadelphia and then Williamsport, PA until 1909. Distin was considered one of the best U.S. makers. He surpassed C.G. Conn in quality, but never in quantity."