Antique Musical Instruments/Antique silver bugle


Ian wrote at 2013-03-18 08:15:47
Hi Kenton

My last email was not a question, I was simply providing details of the Hallmark as received from the London Assay Office and about the pitch of the bugle, both of which seemed to support the date of 1865 when the British military standard changed from 'C' to 'B Flat' as this bugle is in the key of 'C'. As I said I am not an expert nor a musician so thought the additional information might have been helpful. Clearly it looks as though 'Kessels & Co, London W' will remain a puzzle.

Thanks anyway for your time on this.  

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