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Prussian Bugle 1915

Article about: One of two pickups today, 1915 dated and maker marked WWI Prussian Bugle, this type is usually thought to be for signalling as well as more ceremonial duties I would think. It is very salty

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    One of two pickups today, 1915 dated and maker marked WWI Prussian Bugle, this type is usually thought to be for signalling as well as more ceremonial duties I would think.

    It is very salty with lots of pings and dents and the nickel silver bellmouth cover is loose and hanging off. Unusually it has a cord still attached though I do not know if it is original to it.

    I probably paid too much for it considering its condition and the seller claimed it was a battlefield pickup, though quite want that means I am not sure. Presumably looted from a dead German soldier after a battle!
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I like it! It does have a certain charm to it.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    I like it! It does have a certain charm to it.

    Cheers, Ade.
    I could not resist it, a souvenir of the Great War!
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I like that too.

    In case you're interested, Konrad Eschenbach was a maker of metal wind instruments and learned his trade in the family run business. He started up his own business in 1887 making all sorts of instruments such as drums, violins, accordions and trumpets, his company was in Bahnhofstr. 317, Markneukirchen which is near the German/Czech border. His son took over the company in 1917.

    Does it work?

    Tony

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    Quote by ynot View Post
    I like that too.

    In case you're interested, Konrad Eschenbach was a maker of metal wind instruments and learned his trade in the family run business. He started up his own business in 1887 making all sorts of instruments such as drums, violins, accordions and trumpets, his company was in Bahnhofstr. 317, Markneukirchen which is near the German/Czech border. His son took over the company in 1917.

    Does it work?

    Tony
    Tony,

    According to the seller it was used recently to play the last post.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I don't think it plays very well, but it is neat.

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    I don't think it plays very well, but it is neat.
    He never said how good it sounded!
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    its been in the wars.

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    Bugles, especially when battered, conjure up images (to me) of troops being rallied for battle. A lovely and very evocative item from the Great War. Incidentally Jerry, there is no reason why it shouldn't still play and sound well - even for all the dents in it. Mine does!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    Bugles, especially when battered, conjure up images (to me) of troops being rallied for battle. A lovely and very evocative item from the Great War. Incidentally Jerry, there is no reason why it shouldn't still play and sound well - even for all the dents in it. Mine does!
    Indeed Steve, an iconic and evocative item of great war militaria, long on my (very large) always wanted list. Now I need to find a British version to go with it.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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