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Duty bugle in B-flat

Double coiled duty bugle made of copper with brass trimmings (rim, bow guard, ferrule, mouthpiece receiver, chain ring plate). Brass mouthpiece and chain. Nominal pitch: 4 1/2-ft Bb. This instrument was from the 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment), and it was damaged by shell splinters. It is associated with the Battle of Loos in 1915.

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  • Decorative elements:Green cord and tassel.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: MX / [broad arrow] 7 / HENRY KEAT & SONS / 105 & 103 / MATTHIAS RD / LONDON / N|Stamped on garland: K. A. 9.|Stamped on mouthpiece:H. KEAT & / SONS / LONDON / N and [broad arrow] |Silver shield plate on bell: LOOS / 1ST MX. REGT. / SEPT. 25. / 1915
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 280mm; Height: 168mm; Bell diameter: 95-105mm