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Keyed bugle in B-flat

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Soprano in C with B-flat crook. German silver keys and trimmings. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Six cup-shaped keys mounted on saddles. Deep conical cup mouthpiece of brass with a very narrow rim. Clearance adjusting screw on the first key. The keys give the following actual tones (when crooked...

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Engraved on bell: Royal Kent Bugle / Patent


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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1835

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Length 54 cm (21 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Copper, nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones