Duty bugle in B-flat
This instrument was used by Boy Bugler Ronald B. Hill, who was killed at age 17 on HMS Exeter, in 1939, during the Battle of the River Plate. It is a double coiled duty bugle made of copper with brass trimmings (rim, bow guard, and chain ring plate). It has a silver-plated mouthpiece with brass chain. Nominal pitch: 4-1/2-foot B-flat.
National Museum of the Royal Navy
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
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- Decorative elements:Red, yellow and blue worsted cord with tassels.
- Inscriptions:Stamped on mouthpiece: MADE IN ENGLAND
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
- Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
- Measurements:Length: 290mm; Bell diameter: 100mm