Euphonium, 4 Périnet valves. No mouthpiece; stamped 50 MEDALS OF HONOUR / F. Besson / 'Prototype' / 198 EUSTON ROAD / LONDON. Serial number 45207. Donated to the Museum by John Edney who aquired it in 1968
Built in B flat, the euphonium is a tenor member of the tuba family and is an indispensable member of the wind orchestra and brass band.