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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, and chain ring plate). Brass mouthpiece and chain. Nominal pitch: 4-1/2-foot B-flat. Associated with Warrant Officer (WOII) Ernest George Hills, from the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment).

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: [broad arrow] / 59 / HENRY KEAT & SONS / 105 & 103 / MATTHIAS RD / LONDON / N / 1901|Stamped on mouthpiece: H. KEAT & / SONS / LONDON.N / [broad arrow]
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 278mm; Height: 185mm; Bell diameter: 104mm