Wright & Baldwin Trumpet

Wright & Baldwin Trumpet

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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.

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Object Name
date made
ca 1845
Wright & Baldwin
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 17 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 8 in; 44.45 cm x 12.065 cm x 20.32 cm
mouthpiece: 2 5/8 in x 1 in; 6.6675 cm x 2.54 cm
trumpet: 4 3/4 in x 8 in x 17 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 20.32 cm x 44.45 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (through Dr. Robert H. Dyson)
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National Museum of American History
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