This is a double-coiled, upright-bell tuba made of brass with nickel-silver trimmings, having four rotary valves with nickel-silver mechanical linkages and cork bumpers. There's a water-key on the main tuning slide, and a pull ring on the second valve tuning slide. The fourth valve bottom cap has an abalone inlay (probably not original to this instrument).
second half of 19th century
Buffa & Baretti
National Museum of the Royal Navy
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- Place of production:
Trieste (Timezone: Europe/Rome)
- Measurements:Height: 690mm; Diameter: 280mm