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Art Deco 1930s YZ Henry Howell Dunhill Nutbird Dinner Gong

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A bit of history-
The first Business Register mention of YZ is in the 1930 entry:
'Howell, Henry & Co Ltd. wholesale and export manufacturers of walking canes, umbrella sticks, sporting seat sticks, hunting crops, “YZ” novelties &c.'

And, by 1936, the entry had expanded a little on that:
'Howell, Henry & Co Ltd. wholesale and export manufacturers of walking canes, umbrella sticks, sportsmen’s seat sticks, hunting crops, “YZ” novelties (ash-trays, gongs &c.)'

The company's entry in the 1920 British Industries Fair (London) Catalogue reads:
'Manufacturers of High-class Walking Sticks and Canes, Umbrella and Sunshade Handles and Sticks for all markets, also Hunting Crops, Riding Whips, Horse Measures, Presentation Canes (mounted in Silver, Gold, Ivory, Horn, Erinoid), Carved Heads, etc. Officers’ Canes, Soldiers’ Swagger Canes, Leather‑covered Canes, Folding Walking Sticks. Specialists in Natural Sticks of every description, Drum Majors’ and Chiefs’ Staves, etc.'

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the company's performance declined and, in 1935, in an attempt to cut costs and revive its fortunes, offices were opened at 1 Carlisle Road, The Hyde, London, N.W.9. The City showrooms remained at 180, Old Street.

The decline, though, continued and the company was liquidated in July, 1936. On August 27th, a new incarnation - Henry Howell (1936) Limited - was registered.

On March 14th, 1947, Henry Howell (1936) Ltd was placed into voluntary liquidation.

The YZ dinner gong on sale today was produced in the 1930s and although it doesn't have the familiar diamond mark on the base you can see immediately that it is a genuine YZ item. You can also find it in the YZ archives- http://yzbirds.com/workfiles/archive.html
This is in the form of a dinner gong, the striker has been lost and replaced with the wood you see in the photos. It is 27 cms tall. the base measures 17 cms long and 12 cms wide. The glass eyes are intact and the beak is also in great condition. Its in a very good condition with the exception of the missing striker. It will be packed very carefully inside two boxes for added protection.

I ship worldwide and combine shipping ! Ask for shipping cost if not listed !

All parcels are sent with tracking number and insurance.

Any import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyers responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.

Customer satisfaction is very important for me and I will gladly answer any questions or concerns that you might have. So, if you have any questions about an item, please contact me. I will answer you with pleasure.


Please do not leave less than 5 star feedback before talking to me ! I want you to be happy with your purchase !
A bit of history-
The first Business Register mention of YZ is in the 1930 entry:
'Howell, Henry & Co Ltd. wholesale and export manufacturers of walking canes, umbrella sticks, sporting seat sticks, hunting crops, “YZ” novelties &c.'

And, by 1936, the entry had expanded a little on that:
'Howell, Henry & Co Ltd. wholesale and export manufacturers of walking canes, umbrella sticks, sportsmen’s seat sticks, hunting crops, “YZ” novelties (ash-trays, gongs &c.)'

The company's entry in the 1920 British Industries Fair (London) Catalogue reads:
'Manufacturers of High-class Walking Sticks and Canes, Umbrella and Sunshade Handles and Sticks for all markets, also Hunting Crops, Riding Whips, Horse Measures, Presentation Canes (mounted in Silver, Gold, Ivory, Horn, Erinoid), Carved Heads, etc. Officers’ Canes, Soldiers’ Swagger Canes, Leather‑covered Canes, Folding Walking Sticks. Specialists in Natural Sticks of every description, Drum Majors’ and Chiefs’ Staves, etc.'

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the company's performance declined and, in 1935, in an attempt to cut costs and revive its fortunes, offices were opened at 1 Carlisle Road, The Hyde, London, N.W.9. The City showrooms remained at 180, Old Street.

The decline, though, continued and the company was liquidated in July, 1936. On August 27th, a new incarnation - Henry Howell (1936) Limited - was registered.

On March 14th, 1947, Henry Howell (1936) Ltd was placed into voluntary liquidation.

The YZ dinner gong on sale today was produced in the 1930s and although it doesn't have the familiar diamond mark on the base you can see immediately that it is a genuine YZ item. You can also find it in the YZ archives- http://yzbirds.com/workfiles/archive.html
This is in the form of a dinner gong, the striker has been lost and replaced with the wood you see in the photos. It is 27 cms tall. the base measures 17 cms long and 12 cms wide. The glass eyes are intact and the beak is also in great condition. Its in a very good condition with the exception of the missing striker. It will be packed very carefully inside two boxes for added protection.

I ship worldwide and combine shipping ! Ask for shipping cost if not listed !

All parcels are sent with tracking number and insurance.

Any import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyers responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.

Customer satisfaction is very important for me and I will gladly answer any questions or concerns that you might have. So, if you have any questions about an item, please contact me. I will answer you with pleasure.


Please do not leave less than 5 star feedback before talking to me ! I want you to be happy with your purchase !

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Art Deco 1930s YZ Henry Howell Dunhill Nutbird Dinner Gong

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: NUT, WOOD, METAL
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