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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.

  • Measurements:Length: 290mm; Bell diameter: 100mm