Artificial Lip Mouthpieces

I was reading through the 1894 edition of Lyon & Healy’s Band Catalogue, primarily to look at their trombone holdings (they offered a surprising variety of alto trombones, but more on that in another post), when I came across this full-page spread on “Fowler’s Artificial-Lip Mouthpieces.” Why did this never catch on? Gotta love it. “No embouchure required,” “Lips never give out”!

Artificial lips

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