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Presentation bugle in B-flat

Double-coiled presentation bugle made of silver plated copper and brass. Ring plate for mouthpiece chain on second bow. Nominal pitch: 4-1/2-foot B-flat. This instrument was presented by Captain and Adjutant W. R. Birrel M. C., 1st Battalion, The Buffs Regiment. It belonged to the collection of the former Buffs Regimental Museum.

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  • Decorative elements:Silver-plated brass trimmings (garland, ferrule, mouthpiece receiver, ring plate) were engraved and/or embossed with geometrical shields.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: G. POTTER & Co. / ALDERSHOT|Engraved on bell: PRESENTED / CAPTAIN & ADJUTANT / W. R. BIRRELL. M. C. / 1ST BATTALION / THE BUFFS
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 250mm; Height: 178mm; Bell diameter: 99-104mm