Graves and Company
Winchester, New Hampshire
Copper, nickel-silver, other materials
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.2326)
Samuel Graves established his workshop in 1824 in West Fairlee, New Hampshire, moving to Winchester between 1825 and 1830. The manufacturing business became Graves and Company when first his brothers and later S. W. Richardson became partners in the 1830s. The company was one of the most important manufacturers of brass and woodwind instruments in the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century.