Sibley 9-Keyed Bugle

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Description (Brief)
This 9-keyed bugle was made by Henry Sibley in Boston, around 1835-1846. It is an E-flat bugle made of copper with brass keys, fittings, and bell garland.

The bugle is inscribed on the bell “H. Sibley [/] Boston” and on the lowest key “WM.R.BAYLEY”

This bugle was used by William R. Bayley (1816-1901), a music teacher and musician in Philadelphia. Bayley served as the leader of Bayley’s Independent Band and the State Fencibles Band of Philadelphia.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1835-1836
1835-1846
user
Bayley, Weston D.
maker
Sibley, Henry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 11.43 cm x 16.51 cm
overall: 13 5/8 in x 7 in x 4 1/4 in; 34.6075 cm x 17.78 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
MI.237755
accession number
45356
catalog number
237755
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Weston D. Bayley
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Bugles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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