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Tuba. Nominal pitch: E♭.

Technical description: Brass. 4-valve 'Enharmonic' system: mouthpipe leads to 3rd valve, 1st and 2nd valves double with respect to 3rd valve; 4th valve compensating with respect to 3rd valve. With fitting for music card holder; water-key on main tuning-slide. Valve type: 4 Périnet-type valves, bottom sprung; alignment by key on piston. Repair History: Reinforcing patches on just over half of bell rim.

  • Date:
    Circa 1911
  • Maker:
    Besson & Co [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.231.2
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:862; bell 360.