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Duty bugle in B-flat

Double coiled duty bugle made of silver-plated copper and brass. Two ring plates for cords located at the bell rim and at the end of the second bow. One ring plate for mouthpiece chain at the mouthpiece receiver. Nominal pitch: 4 1/2-ft Bb. This instrument is associated with the South Middlesex Rifle Volunteers, and was presented in 1860.

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  • Inscriptions:Engraved on garland: RUDALL, ROSE, CARTE & Co. / 20 Charing Cross / London|Engraved on bell: Presented / to / No. 2 Company / South Middlesex Riffle Volunteers / by / Charles Hammers Pey Esq. Junr. / 28th April 1860
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 225mm; Height: 175mm; Bell diameter: 101mm