This is a German style, double-coiled bugle made entirely of silver-plated brass. It has a silver-plated mouthpiece and two large rings for cord on the bell rim and mouthpiece receiver. The attached cord with the Royal tri-colour standard could mean that this instrument might have been captured and then kept being used.
first half of 20th century
National Museum of the Royal Navy
- Inventory number:
- Place of production:
Kiel (Timezone: Europe/Berlin)
- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.121.22 End-blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes, with mouthpiece
- Specific materials/techniques:
- Decorative elements:Red, yellow and blue worsted cord with tassels.
- Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: M. Goepel / Kiel / 5
- 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: 280mm; Bell diameter: 120mm