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Bass tuba

Bass tuba in E flat. Brass body with nickel silver-plated valve caps and touches and bell garland. Left facing bell. Four rotary valves with touches positioned over bell branch, which is fitted with adjacent thumb ring. Curved stays. Socket for music card holder on first valve loop. Bell stamped: No. 4870/HENRY DISTIN/MAKERS/9 & 10 GRt. NEWPORT St./LEICESTER SQUARE/LONDON/CLs1

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  • Materials:light gold (coloured) lacquer, solder, steel, cork, nickel 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: 995 mm x 370 mm