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Bass tuba

Circular, quadruple-close-coiled bass tuba made entirely of brass, with upright bell. Three piston valves. Tab seam on bell. Original brass mouthpiece. Nominal pitch: 12-foot F. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection."

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: PATENT / GUARANTEE / [Royal Coat of Arms] / FIVE MEDALS / AWARDED / TO / J. HIGHAM / MAKER / F
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2 Valve bugles with wide bore
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Height: 670mm; Bell diameter: 300mm; Bore at mouthpiece: 13.5mm; Sounding length: 4190mm