Wright & Baldwin Trumpet


This trumpet was made by Wright & Baldwin in Boston, Massachusetts about 1845. It is an F trumpet made of brass with three Viennese double piston valves. This trumpet is of an unusual design, known as an Old Mainz Model, is played with the body of the trumpet above the fingering levers. This trumpet is engtraved:

Wright & Baldwin

Elbridge G. Wright (1811-1871) started his musical instrument firm in Boston in 1841. This trumpet is one of the few instruments made during Wright’s brief partnership with Baldwin in 1845.

Date Made: ca 1845

Manufacturer: Wright & Baldwin

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (through Dr. Robert H. Dyson)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.65.0637Accession Number: 1991.0406Catalog Number: 65.0637

Object Name: trumpet

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 8 in; 44.45 cm x 12.065 cm x 20.32 cmmouthpiece: 2 5/8 in x 1 in; 6.6675 cm x 2.54 cmtrumpet: 4 3/4 in x 8 in x 17 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 20.32 cm x 44.45 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-63ec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_606603

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