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Keyed bugle

Single-coiled, copper bugle with brass trimmings (rim, mouthpiece receiver, ferrules) and keywork. It has eight flat, round-cover keys mounted in saddles, and a single-line bell seam with tabs. Nominal pitch: 4-foot C.

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  • Decorative elements:Garland embossed with floral motifs (thistles, roses) and an empty shield.
  • Inscriptions:Engraved on bell plate: IMPROVED & MADE BY / Cha s Pace, / Musical Instrument Maker, / to her Majesty's Guards, / 49, King Street, Westminster.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.213 Labrosones with fingerholes, with (wider) conical bore
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 480mm; Height: 250mm; Bell diameter: 163mm; Sounding length: 1175mm; tuning shank 146mm