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#1 COPPER.
I DON'T ACTIVELY SEARCH OUT MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BUT HERE ARE 2 BUGLES THAT I RAN ACROSS THAT ARE INTERESTING.

FIRST IS AN ALL COPPER (WHICH WENT OUT OF FAVOR IN 1865) SINGLE TWIST UNIT THAT IS VERY LIGHTWEIGHT 4.9 OUNCES TO BE EXACT AND THAT INCLUDES THE MOUTH PIECE. OVERALL LENGTH IS BUT 9 INCHES. HAVING A 4 INCH BELL. THIS HORN IS MADE FROM 1 PIECE OF ROLLED COPPER AS THE ASSEMBLY BY WHAT I BELIEVE CAN BE SEEN IN THE ZIGZAG OR WHAT LOOKS LIKE A ZIPPER. I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO OUTLINE THE ZIGZAG CLOSURE OF THE ONE PIECE OF COPPER VISIBLE IN THE BELL WHICH HAS A WIRE ROLLED IN THE OUTER RIM. THERE IS NO MANUFACTURERS NAME VISIBLE THAT I CAN SEE. THIS ITEM IS IN QUITE DENTED CONDITION. $595.00


#2 BRASS & COPPER.

THIS UNIT DIFFERS ONLY SLIGHTLY IN SIZE FROM THE PREVIOUS ONE. STILL ONLY APPROXIMATELY 9 INCHES IN LENGTH AND WEIGHING BUT 5.7 OUNCES. IT'S MAIN DIFFERENCE IS THAT IT IS MADE WITH A BRASS BODY AND HAS A COPPER 4 INCH BELL WHICH I CAN ONLY SURMISE WAS BRAZED TO THE BRASS BODY. A CIRCULAR LINE MARKING THE TWO DIFFERENT PARTS IS CLEARLY VISIBLE INSIDE THE BELL. THIS ONE APPEARS TO HAVE A ROLLED LIP IN THE OUTER RING OF THE BELL. I BELIEVE THIS BUGLE IS POST 1865 DUE TO THE CONSTRUCTION METHODS. AS WITH THE OTHER BUGLE THIS ONE ALSO LACKS ANY VISIBLE MAKERS MARK. NOT QUITE AS BEAT UP AS THE COPPER ONE BUT STILL HAS CONSIDERABLE DENTING AND CORROSION.$495.00