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Valved bugle

Double-coiled, all brass bugle with three piston valves. One of the coils is a circular loop at the distal bow. French-rim. Brass mouthpiece with ligature tuning system. Finger hook-plate on bell. Two ring-plates for cord located on the inner side of bows. Nominal pitch: 4-foot C.

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  • Decorative elements:Yellow cord and tassels attached to the instrument.
  • Inscriptions:Embossed circular metal plaque on bell: PELITTI / [coat of arms plaque] / MILANO|Stamped on valve casings: 1 2 3
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.11 Valve bugles with narrow bore, with short air column (less than 2 m)
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 345mm; Height: 210mm; Bell diameter: 126-133mm