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Keyed bugle in E-flat

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Sopranino in E-flat. Copper body with nickel silver trim and keys. Ten cup- shaped keys mounted in saddles. Mouthpiece and tuning shank missing.


Engraved on bell: E. G. Wright, / Maker, / Boston.


1989, sold by Brass Buff Antiques, Newton, Massachusetts, to Marlowe Sigal, Newton Centre, Massachusetts, at the request of the MFA; 1989, sold by Sigal to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 29, 1989)

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund, by exchange

about 1850

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Length 33.3 cm (13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper, nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones