The H. N. White Company made high quality bugles. King production of bugles started off slow, but with H. N. White's supervision the product line grew fast.

In the early 1920s, the King G-F bugle was licensed by the Boy Scouts of America as an official Boy Scout bugle. The King Boy Scout bugle had an inscription that included both the H. N. White/King and Boy Scout logos and came with an instruction manual called “The Troop Bugler or How to Play the Bugle.” King Boy Scout bugles were heavily advertised in Boys’ Life magazine and Boy Scout handbooks. The 1927 Boy Scout equipment catalog contains four bugles, #1277 Conn Official Licensed Bugle for $5.00, #1537 King Official Licensed Bugle for $6.00, #1538 Rexcraft Official Licensed Bugle for $5.00, and #1065 Boy Scout Bugle for $3.50. There is a full page King bugle ad in the March, 1928, printing of the Boy Scout handbook, but only Conn and Rexcraft bugles appear in the 1929 Boy Scout equipment catalog, so the production of King Boy Scout bugles ended in late 1928 or early 1929.

By the 1930's the product line included ten different models with two different finishes. After World War Two the entire bugle line was dropped but special of orders for bugles were still produced. The H. N. White Company made all of its own bugles and did not stencil any for other companies. All H. N. White bugles were made for the King brand and none exist for either Cleveland or American Standard brands.

1938 King Bugles




1926 The Troop Bugler or how to play a bugle Booklet

1-9 pages

Boy Scout Fold Out Booklet
Different King Bugle Ads

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