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Presentation bugle

This instrument was made to honour the memory of the fallen officers of the First World War (1914-1918). It is a double-coiled bugle made entirely of hallmarked sterling silver. It has an hallmarked sterling silver mouthpiece with a long shank (integral tuning bit), with chains.

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  • Decorative elements:Embossed badge of the Royal Marines on bell. Red, yellow and blue worsted cord with tassels.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on garland: Boosey & Hawkes / London [serial #]|Engraved on bell: In undying memory of / our Brother Officers / who fell in the Great War / 1914-1920|Stamped on mouthpiece shank: Henry Potter & Co.
  • 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: 330mm; Bell diameter: 100mm