Tuba in F
This instrument is a rare early British tuba that was manufactured in 1895 as an "on/off" for the famous tubist Harry Barlow (Hallé Orchestra). It was once the property of Mr. Charles Luxton, Professor at Kneller Hall between 1966-1978. It is a tuba with an upright bell made entirely of brass, with four piston valves that make a four-valve compensating system (i.e. each of the main valves have two windway loops and the fourth valve brings its loop into the windway by passing through the three other valves; when used in combination, the main valves use the shorter loops for the windway). The tuba also has a rare quick-change rotary valve to alter the pitch of the instrument. It has one water-keys located on main tuning slide, and a brass mouthpiece. Nominal pitch: F.
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2 Valve bugles with wide bore
- Repository:Museum of Army Music
- Measurements:Height: 765mm; Bell diameter: 285mm