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


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.