Wagner tuba. Nominal pitch: F.
Technical description: brass with german silver trim, including plain garland; arranged for valve operation by the right hand; 1st and 2nd valves compensating with respect to 3rd but with unconventioanl fingering: 1st, 2nd, 3rd operated singly, also 1st and 2nd in combination give the usual notes; 1st and third valves in combination lower pitch four semitones, the compensation tubing of the 1st valve is ascending; 2nd and third valves in combination lower pitch five semitones, the compensation tubing of the 2nd valve is descending; (all three in combination not used). With water-key and fitting for music card holder. Valve type: 3 rotary valves, cork buffers on rotor; the 1st and 2nd with longer rotors to accommodate double effect.
Circa1912 - 1918
University of Edinburgh
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.231.12 Valve bugles with narrow bore, with long air column (more than 2 m)
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.12 Valve bugles with narrow bore, with long air column (more than 2 m)
- Repository:University of Edinburgh
- Measurements:809; bell 224.
- View the original record:https://collections.ed.ac.uk/mimed/record/15265