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Recording tuba. Nominal pitch: B♭.

Technical description: Silver-plated brass; detachable bell with 90° turn, held by three screws with knurled heads, bell can be oriented in any direction; French bell rim; gold wash inside bell; 3rd valve has two tuning-slides; mother-of-pearl valve touchpiece inserts; two rings for carrying strap; fitting for music-card holder. Valve type: 3 Périnet valves., Repair History: Water-key (on main tuning-slide) removed and drain hole blocked.

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    Holton [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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    Elkhorn/Wisconsin/United States of America
  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.231.2
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:from bell rim uppermost to large bow lowermost 1110; bell 561.