Elbridge G. Wright B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by Elbridge G. Wright in Boston, Massachusetts about 1845. It is a B-flat cornet made of brass and has 3 string side-action rotary valves. This cornet is accessioned with a period case and accessories. It is engraved:

Made by [/] E. G. WRIGHT & Co. [/] Boston

Elbridge G. Wright (1811-1871) began making musical instruments in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1839. By 1842, Wright moved to Boston, Massachusetts and made musical instruments under his own name or in partnership until 1869.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1845
Wright, Elbridge G.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
bell: 5 1/2 in x 4 15/16 in; 13.97 cm x 12.54125 cm
slide: 9 in x 4 1/2 in x 2 in; 22.86 cm x 11.43 cm x 5.08 cm
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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