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Valved bugle in E-flat

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In E-flat. Nickel silver body with three string-linkage rotary valves. Telescoping tuning slide on leadpipe. Includes non-original pig-tail crook. Mouthpiece missing.


Engraved on bell: John F / Stratton / New=York.


Before 1992, sold by general junk shop, Bar Mills, Maine, to a trombone student of the donor; by 1992, gift of trombone student to David Hagar, Oak Flats, Australia, while he lived in Boston, Massachusetts; 1992, gift of David and Judith Hagar to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

Gift of David and Judith Hagar

about 1860

Object Place

New York City, New York, United States


Length 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones