Wright, Gilmore & Co. Valved Horn

Wright, Gilmore & Co. Valved Horn

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Description (Brief)

This horn was made by Wright, Gilmore & Co. in Boston, Massachusetts, around 1858-1862. It is made of brass and nickel silver, with 3 rotary valves. This instrument is engraved:

Made by
Wright, Gilmore & Co.

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.

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date made
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United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
overall: 17 5/8 in x 23 1/8 in x 11 in; 44.7675 cm x 58.7375 cm x 27.94 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
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National Museum of American History
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