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Presentation bugle in B-flat

This instrument was presented to the Royal Marine Light Infantry, Plymouth Division, from the subscribers to the Devon Patriotic Fund in remembrance of the First World War (1914-1918). It is a double-coiled bugle made entirely of hallmarked sterling silver. It has a chain ring plate with broken chain located at the second bow. Nominal pitch: 4-1/2-foot B-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Engraved on bell: To / the Royal Marine Light Infantry / Plymouth Division / [Royal Marine Light Infantry badge] / from the Subscribers / to the Devon Patriotic Fund / in proud remembrance of THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918|Stamped on bell: C. MAHILLON & Co LONDON
  • 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: 260mm; Bell diameter: 105mm