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Keyed bugle

Single-coiled, copper bugle with brass trimmings and keywork. Four flat, round-cover keys mounted in saddles. Rotary valve for pitch change. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Inscriptions:Engraved on nickel-silver shield on bell flare: Joseph Higham / Maker (gothic script) / Victoria Bridge, / Manchester / REGISTERED, 7TH JULY 1852 / No. 7
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.213 Labrosones with fingerholes, with (wider) conical bore
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 445mm; Bell diameter: 160mm; Height: 210mm