Sorry, on the other side of the continent... Here are some pictures for hopefully your enjoyment as opposed to deep depression... ;)
It's been in the family for at least four generations. My Grandmother, 97, knows a bit more about the history. I'm going to sit with her this Christmas and document what she knows. I had not really had the opportunity in the past. Last Thanksgiving she said something about it having belonged to a friend of the family who played in an orchstra. I need more details and hope to learn more this week...