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Bass tuba (low B-flat)

Bass tuba with an upright bell, made entirely of brass with nickel-silver valve touches. It has three rotary valves with clock-spring mechanism and mechanical linkages. It has on water-key and there is a leather strap attached to the instrument. Nominal pitch: 18-foot B-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped: Ditta premiatae privilegiata fabrica di Instrumenti musicale sportazione Mondiale
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2 Valve bugles with wide bore
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 915mm; Bell diameter: 410mm