Regulation Military Bugle

Regulation Military Bugle

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Description (Brief)
This bugle was sold by the firm of J. Howard Foote in New York and made around 1861 to 1865. Many of the brass wind instruments sold by J. Howard Foote were made by John F. Stratton. It is a single coil C bugle made of copper with a brass lead pipe and ferrule.

This bugle features a medallion inscribed “J.H.F. [/] [lyre] [/] C & NY.”

John F. Stratton received many government contracts to manufacture instruments during the Civil War. This bugle is typical of the regulation style infantry bugles made for the United States Army.
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Physical Description
copper (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 15 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 40.005 cm x 13.97 cm x 19.05 cm
overall: 15 7/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 40.3225 cm x 20.955 cm x 13.97 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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