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Helicon. Nominal pitch: B♭.

Technical description: Brass with german silver plain garland, bow guard, ferrules etc. Plain garland. Curved mouthpipe adjustable for angle by ligature fitting. Water-key on main tuning-slide. Valve type: 3 rotary valves with cork buffers on rotors. Repair History: Mouthpipe was replaced prior to acquisition (4 broken parts preserved). 2nd valve tuning-slide bow has been replaced (original bow guard not refitted but preserved). Water-key lever has been replaced by a shorter one and the saddle re-positioned to suit (original lever preserved).

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2 Valve bugles with wide bore
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:1100; bell 365.