Keyed bugle in B-flat

about 1830

Object Place: England


Length 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper, brass

Not On View


Musical Instruments



Soprano in C. Copper; brass keys and trimmings. Cylindro- conoidal bore. Six cup-shaped keys mounted on saddles; key-holes have brass sockets; the saddle of the third key is made in the form of an inverted U and has two brass strips, the whole serving as a finger-rest for holding the instrument. The first key (open) has a knurled head screw for the adjustment of the key clearance. The keys give the following actual tones: b, c’-sharp, d’, e’-flat, and f’


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