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EG Wright cornet / bugle information please
Aug 23rd, 2017 at 9:35pm
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Re: EG Wright cornet / bugle information please
Reply #1 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 3:22am
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Very interesting.

I don't recall seeing that style of maker's shield on a Wright before. 

I'm also inclined to call this a fluglehorn rather than a cornet. 

And, I'm thinking mid 1860's. 

What do you think folks?
  
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Re: EG Wright cornet / bugle information please
Reply #2 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 6:45pm
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Without some dimensions I would guess a Bb cornet. It looks a lot like the Wright cornet ID#7829 at HUC but a different way to run the tubing. An Eb wouldn't have the extra loop in the main tubing. The extra 90 degree tube looks like part of the missing third valve slide so don't lose it.
I also have never seen a stamped logo added on. Wright always has his engraved.
  
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Re: EG Wright cornet / bugle information please
Reply #3 - Aug 30th, 2017 at 9:59am
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It looks like Robb Stewart read these posts. In his article on Wright cornets, that he placed on his website monday, he shows 2 Wright instruments with name plates instead of engraving.
  
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Re: EG Wright cornet / bugle information please
Reply #4 - Aug 30th, 2017 at 2:16pm
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Thanks for the help. I got an expert to look at some pics and this is what he said, "This rare E.G. Wright top-action rotary E-flat "valve bugle", is a type of cornet made during the 1850s."

I'm thinking of selling it. Is eBay the best route?
  
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Re: EG Wright cornet / bugle information please
Reply #5 - Aug 30th, 2017 at 6:02pm
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I'm interested. I lead a noted Civil War band and this would be most useful if properly restored.
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 30th, 2017 at 6:43pm
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Ebay would be the best route. Post some good photos and measurements and let the Civil War nuts battle it out. It's still worth a good amount even with the repair work needed. Wright was one of the best makers of his time.
  
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Re: EG Wright cornet / bugle information please
Reply #7 - Sep 6th, 2017 at 4:59pm
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I learned from Mark Elrod that this horn pre-dates 1862, and probably dates to 1855-6.  At that time, Wright did use that kind of marking.

And, also that it was likely a custom job, to create a large bore Bb.
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