Firth, Hall & Pond 7-Keyed Bugle

Description (Brief)
This 7-keyed bugle was made by Firth, Pond & Hall in New York, around 1832 to 1848. It is a C bugle, with a B-flat crook, made of copper with brass keys, bell garland, and lead pipe. The bell is inscribed” Firth, Hall & Pond [/] New York”

John Firth (1789-1864) began making musical instruments in New York in 1815. Five years later, William Hall (1796-1874) set up his musical instrument firm in New York. Around the same time in 1820, Firth and Hall formed a partnership. Sylvanus Billings Pond (1792-1871) subsequently joined the company in 1832. In addition to brasswind instruments, Firth, Pond & Hall made woodwind instruments, pianos, and guitars. The firm imported musical goods and became very prominent music publishers. By 1847, the firm was dissolved.
date made
Firth, Hall & Pond
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 8 in x 17 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 43.815 cm x 13.97 cm
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accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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