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.