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Valve Trumpet

Maker:
Elbridge G. Wright (Ashby, Massachusetts 1811–1871 Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
ca. 1845
Geography:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Medium:
Brass, nickel-silver
Dimensions:
Height: 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm) Diameter (Of bell): 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated-trumpet / trombone
Credit Line:
Purchase, Robert Alonzo Lehman Bequest, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.388a–j
Not on view
This trumpet can be set up in C, B-flat, A, or G. The model was developed around 1825-30 in Germany, and Wright's instrument is one of the last specimens built. It is equipped with Vienna valves of the Mainz type, operated with a latch action. Contrary to common usage, the first valve lowers the pitch by a half step and the second valve by a full step. Trumpets with a narrow bore, like this one, were also called cornets.
Marking: (stamped on plaque) "E. G. WRIGHT / MAKER / BOSTON"
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