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Bugle (B-flat or C)

Double-coiled bugle made entirely of brass with a small bell flare and reinforced rim. Brass mouthpiece. This instrument was used by the Russian forces and taken during the Crimean War (1854-1856).

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  • Decorative elements:Embossed oval brass plaque on bell with a variation of the Russian coat of arms: crown, double-headed eagle with spread wings, an image of St. George slaying dragon on the breast (shield), and with a wreath with ribbons, and a thunderbolt and torch in its claws.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 230mm; Height: 165mm; Bell diameter: 73-86mm