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Keyed bugle in E-flat

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Sopranino in E-flat. Brass. Five round keys mounted on pillars; key-holes have raised sockets. Deep conical cup mouthpiece inserted into the tuning tube, held in place by a wing-nut. Cylindro-conoidal bore. The keys give the following nominal tones: b, c'-sharp, d', e'-flat, e', and f',...

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Engraved on bell: G. van Engelen, / ainé à Lierre


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 1850

Object Place

Lier, Belgium


Length 41 cm (16 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones