Duty bugle in B-flat
This instrument was won by Martin Cooper (PO30866B) during a game of cards with a Royal Marine bandsman whilst serving with 45 Commando in Northern Ireland in 1974. It is a double-coiled duty bugle made entirely of brass. It has a nickel-silver mouthpiece with a broken brass chain. Nominal pitch: 4-1/2-foot B-flat.
first half of 20th century
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.
- 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: 285mm; Bell diameter: 100mm