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    Nice Group Of Four World War I U. S. Military Bugles. All bugles in excellent condition and varying in overall length from 9" to 10" and all are triple twist. All retain the original mouthpieces. The group includes as follows: 10" with mouth piece which is attached to the leather suspension cord by a wire loop. Perfect condition with dark untouched patina. Marked on the upper portion of the bell, "Wurlitzer / Phila. Depot / Spec. 1152 / 8-28-18". Still has the long 1/2" wide brown leather sling attached, along with a short leather strap to which the mouthpiece is attached, and passes through the loop on the rear inside loop of the bugle. The loop is detached but present, easily reattached. Also attached is a red silk cord with yellow worsted wool adjusting loop and tassel. Exceptional example.; 9" long, bugle unmarked but mouthpiece marked "Schmidt Coln" A few wrinkles on the edge of the bell and a couple of dents on the top to the rear of the bell but overall nice sound complete condition.; 9 7/8" long example marked above the bell, "R & H / Chicago / (S)pec 1152 / 8-23-17. Mouth piece attached to the rear ring on the inner loop by and chain and wrapped with a full length yellow wool cord with tassels, obviously representing. Short hairline crack with an old solder repair where the mouth piece enters the bugle, minor, else about perfect with nice patina. ; 9 1/2" long example marked on the area above the bell "Wurlitzer / Phila. Depot / Spec. 1152 / 8-28-18". Very nice complete, sound condition with just a few small dents and very nice patina. Wrapped with red wool artillery cord retaining one tassel the other missing. Also the bases of the leather sling still attached to the two inner rings. Exceptionally nice group and all unquestionably World War I period. From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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