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Euphonium. Class A prototype model. Brass body with silver plating and mother of pearl valve touch inlays. Five Périnet valves, three positioned vertically for the right hand, two (of a larger bore) at the side of the instrument for the left. One valve piston and two other valve touches missing. Socket for music card holder on third valve loop. Bell decorated with floral engravings and stamped: CLASS A/50 MEDALS OF HONOUR/FTB/BESSON & Co./"Prototype"/198 EUSTON ROAD/LONDON; Right hand valve casings stamped 10,11,12 and left hand valve casings stamped 11,12 respectively. Lower section of second valve casing stamped: BESSON & Co./BREVETE/62251

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  • Materials:steel, plastic, material, cardboard, felt, cork, mother of pearl, silver-plating, copper alloy
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2 Valve bugles with wide bore
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 650 mm x 330 mm