Keyed bugle in B-flat (pocket model)

about 1830

Object Place: England


Length 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper, brass

Not On View


Musical Instruments



‘Pocket’ model. Soprano in B-flat. Copper, with brass keys and trimmings. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Six flat round keys mounted on saddles; key-holes have brass sockets; a finger-rest above the first key. The tube has a very slight flare at the bell end instead of the usual bell with a wide rim. Deep conical cup mouthpiece with a silvered rim. The keys give the following nominal tones: b, c’-sharp, d’, e’-flat, e’, 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