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Flugelhorn made entirely of silver-plated brass with three bottom-sprung, piston valves with metal pin guide and cork bumpers. There is an adjustable straight bit to receive a silver-plated mouthpiece with a ligature-screw ferrule, and one water-key on the first bow. Nominal pitch: B-flat.

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  • Decorative elements:Floral engravings on bell flare.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: CLASS / A / "50 MEDALS OF HONOUR" / [FB monogram] / BESSON & Co. / "Prototype" / 198 EUSTON ROAD / LONDON / [star]|Stamped on 2nd valve casing: [bee] / 3930|Stamped on valve casings and caps: 69 68 67
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.11 Valve horns with narrow bore, with short air column (less than 2 m)
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 460mm; Height: 230mm; Bell diameter: 145mm; Sounding length: 1270mm