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Keyed Bugle in E (originally E-flat?)

Maker:
Graves & Company
Date:
1830–50
Geography:
Winchester, New Hampshire, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Copper, nickel-silver
Dimensions:
Height (Without mouthpiece): 13 3/4 in. (35 cm) Diameter (Of bell): 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2326
Not on view
Samuel Graves established his workshop in 1824 in West Fairlee, New Hampshire, moving to Winchester between 1825 and 1830. The manufacturing business became Graves and Company when first his brothers and later S. W. Richardson became partners in the 1830s. The company was one of the most important manufacturers of brass and woodwind instruments in the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century.
Marking: 1. (on garland) Graves & Co., Winchester, N. H.

2. (near bell) John W. Gaub
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
"The Brass Instrument Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York." Historic Brass Society Journal (1999), vol. 11, pg. 117.

Our Tuneful Heritage: American Musical Instruments from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exhibition catalogue., Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah, 1994, pg. 73, fig. 43, ill.

A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 36.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 190.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 190.



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