Item:
ONSV22CSS86

Original WWII Imperial Japanese Army Brass Bugle with Mouthpiece & Orange Cord

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a genuine Japanese Military Bugle from the WWII period. You can identify it as such by the style of the bugle, the Japanese-style mouthpiece, and the large clamp that secures the tuningslide/lead pipe into the instrument. Bugle is in overall good condition and may playable but does have some dings, dents and seam seperation.

The bugle features all brass construction, with a two piece brazed bell with a bell garland. Screw-in mouthpiece appears to be solid nickel silver, as opposed to brass with a bakelite cup as often seen, and is unable to removed. The wing nut that tightens around the lead pipe for pitch adjustment is not present, though the lead pipe is currently seized. Also, the chain that secures the mouthpieces to the hanger ring is missing.

Wrapped around the top of the bugle is a very nice orange cord, which is tied to the two hanger rings, with a tassel on each end. This is the correct style and color for the Imperial Japanese Army. It's very rare to find these with an original tassel, and this is only the third time we have seen one.

A very rare piece from the Empire of the Rising Sun.

The branch of the military would normally be identified by a sash with tassels attached to the bugle by the two large inner rings, red for Army as an example. Further identifying this as a WWII period piece, as opposed to modern day, is the lack of a condensation valve on the front edge.

Approximate dimensions are 12" x 5" x 4.5"

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