Klemm & Brothers Bugle

Klemm & Brothers Bugle

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This bugle was made by Klemm & Brothers in Philadelphia around 1842-1861. It is a C bugle, single coil, made of copper with a brass bell garland, ferrule, and lead pipe. This bugle, also called a “clarion,” is typical of the bugles produced for United States Army around 1855 to the 1880s.

The bell is inscribed:

"KLEMM & BRO.
PHILAD

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bugle
date made
1842-1861
maker
Klemm & Brothers
Klemm & Brothers
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 5 1/4 in x 8 in; 40.64 cm x 13.335 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
MI.65.0634
accession number
1991.0406
catalog number
65.0634
Credit Line
Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (through Dr. Robert H. Dyson)
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National Museum of American History
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