Flugel horn. Brass tubing with silver plating. Four rotary valves in line. Mouthpiece missing. Socket for music card holder on side of bell. Bell is stamped: C. BOOSE/BOOSEY & SONS/7346/24 & 28 HOLLES St./LONDON; Undersides of valve finger buttons are stamped 21, 22, 23, 24 respectively.

Rotary valves were (and remain) popular for all valved brass instruments in Germany. Carl Boosé promoted 'rotary cylinder action' as a new and special feature of the instruments that he sold with Boosey & Sons. Boosé was a clarinettist and military bandsman from Darmstadt. His predilection for rotary valve brass instruments reflects his Prussian background and possibly suggests that these instruments were manufactured in Prussia.

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