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Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory Helicon Tuba

Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory Helicon Tuba

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This tuba was made by the Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory in Boston, Massachusetts, around 1880-1890. It is a helicon tuba in E-flat, made of brass, with 3 string-action rotary valves. This instrument is engraved:

made
by the
BOSTON
Musical Instrument
Manufy

Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory was formed when the E.G. Wright Company and Graves & Company merged in 1869. By 1902, the company name was changed to the Boston Musical Instrument Company.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Tuba
date made
1880-1890
maker
Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 30 in x 35 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 76.2 cm x 90.17 cm
ID Number
1980.0449.01
catalog number
1980.0449.01
accession number
1980.0449
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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