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Keyed bugle

This instrument is associated with the Cyfarthfa Band, one of the greatest and oldest virtuoso nineteen-century brass bands, founded in 1838 by iron magnate Robert Thompson Crawshay. It belonged to band member William Jones, known as Billy Turnpike because his mother manned the tollhouse. It is a single-coiled, keyed bugle made of copper with brass trimmings and keywork. It has seven flat, round-cover keys mounted in saddles. The mouthpiece receiver ferrule is missing and the joint between the bell tube and leadpipe is broken. The instrument has a pigtail crook and a brass mouthpiece.

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  • Inscriptions:Engraved on silver plate on bell: Manufactured by / CHAS PACE & SON / 49 King St. / Westminstr (sic)
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.213 Labrosones with fingerholes, with (wider) conical bore
  • Repository:Cyfarthfa Castle Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 440mm; Width: 170mm; Sounding length (leadpipe section): 360mm; Sounding length (bell section): 655mm