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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1878-1882
1861-1865
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
MI.055605
accession number
11535
catalog number
055605
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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