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Keyed bugle in E flat

This instrument might be 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 is a single-coiled, keyed bugle made of copper with brass trimmings (rim, braces, mouthpiece receiver) and keywork. It has seven flat, round-cover keys mounted in saddles. The G key is mounted on a saddle cross bridge. Nominal pitch: E-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Oval silver plate soldered on bell: MANUFACTURED BY / [Royal Coat of Arms] / CHARLES PACE / AND SON / 8 ST JOHN ST. WESTMINSTER
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.213 Labrosones with fingerholes, with (wider) conical bore
  • Repository:Cyfarthfa Castle Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 392mm; Height: 195mm; Bell diameter: 116mm; Bore at mouthpiece receiver: 11.3mm; Sounding length: 1005mm