Can you identify this ?

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  1. Swerv

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    Hi found this when clearing my dads house can you identify it ?,and what should I do with it ?
    It is stamped George Porter & Co, Aldershot.

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  2. BrassBandMajor

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    Stencil cornet? Possibly British or American, Pre 1900s.

    But probably not related to the man below, as this cornet pre-exists the man below.

    ONLY INFO FOUND ON PORTER, GEORGE ALDERSHOT HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND 1991 LAST UPDATED

    Overview
    GEORGE PORTER is a Operations Director from Aldershot Hampshire. This person was born in March 1952, which was over 64 years ago. GEORGE PORTER is British and resident in United Kingdom. This company officer is, or was, associated with 6 Companies.
    Their most recent appointment, in our records, was to OLICO SYSTEMS PLC on 1991-09-11.

    Address
    116 Ash Street
    Ash
    Aldershot
    Hampshire
    GU12 6LL
     
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  4. BrassBandMajor

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    I cannot find this name......
     
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    The name and the explanation are on the main site of the 3rd East Kent regiment; I phoned the guy and got extra information. However, tehre is a suspicion that the George Porter named on the cornet may be a now defunct music shop of that name...
     
  6. Churchman

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    There's a Henry Porter, drum maker in Aldershot from the 1800's. Maybe there's a family link?
     
  7. Bflatman

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    Im pretty sure this is it:-

    Geo Potter & Co, London, 1860-1939

    George Potter was the grandson of Samuel Potter who was a drum, brass and woodwind maker starting in 1815. He was succeeded by Henry, father of George.

    George established his business in Aldershot in 1860 at High St, 1868 at Bank St, and by 1930 at Potters Corner. The business lasted until 1939
     

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