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Presentation bugle in B-flat

Double coiled presentation bugle made of copper with brass trimmings (rim, bow guard, ferrule, mouthpiece receiver, and chain ring plate). Brass mouthpiece and brass chain. Nominal pitch: 4-1/2-foot B-flat. This instrument was presented to Drummer Richard Waddup (7327), Volunteer Company, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs. It belonged to the collection of the former Buffs Regimental Museum.

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  • Decorative elements:Green cord and tassels.
  • Inscriptions:Engraved on bell: CAPE COLONY / ORANGE RIVER / TRANSVAAL|Silver plate soldered onto bell: 7327 / DRUMR R. WADDUP / VOL.TR COY. / 2ND BATT. THE BUFFS (gothic script)|Engraved on garland: SOUTH (1900-1) AFRICA (in scroll)|Stamped on mouthpiece: BOOSEY & CO. and [broad arrow]
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 275mm; Height: 180mm; Bell diameter: 101-104mm