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Keyed bugle in B-flat

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Soprano in B-flat. Brass. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Two round keys (closed) mounted on saddles; key-holes have raised sockets. Shallow cup mouthpiece inserted into the tuning tube held in place by a wing nut. The keys give c' and d'. The fundamental tone, with both keys closed, comes out...

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Stamped on bell rim: COURTOIS / NEVEU AINE A PARIS


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1825

Object Place

Paris, France


Length 56 cm (22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones