Keyed Bugle in C

Catalogue number: 6.1

Original name: Keyed bugle in C.

Type or system: Seven keys.

Maker: Joseph Greenhill.

Place of origin: London, c.1824.

Maker: 1835 listed as ‘Professor and manufacturer of the Royal Kent Bugle’; 1847 Mrs C. Greenhill successor.

Overall size: 442mm; bell diameter: 149mm.

Sounding length: 1199mm.

Diameter of mouthpiece receiver: 12.1mm.

Technical description: Copper body with brass mouthpiece receiver, keys, key-hole chimneys, finger support and bell rim.

Seven domed keys (originally soft leather inners) mounted on brass saddles: low B natural, Csharp, D, E flat, E natural, F, F sharp.

Inscription: Engraved on a silver plate on bell: “Josh. / Greenhills / New Improved / 18 Little Brittain / LONDON”.

Faults: Probably came with a b flat crook (which is usually installed before the mouthpiece).

Usable pitch: Plays at a’ = 436Hz.

Illustration references: See below.

Recording references: Click here

Previous owner: William Bentley.

Previous collection numbers: A and B: Item 35.

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