Association Generale, “French Tuba”, C Tuba, 5 piston, c.1865-1899

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Tag #: 201401
Serial #: N/A

Bell Diameter Bore Size Height
10 1/2″ .570″, 1-3; .610″, 4-5 23 3/4″

Comments:

“CINC MEDALLES _ _ _ _ in banner / DEUX DIPLOMES D,HONNEUR / CUVRIERS REUNIS / angel engraving / ASSOCIATION Generale` / Ferrs del`armee` / HUESTMAURRA / PARIS / intertwined E and D / 17” on bell.

Interesting hand rest and quick change stop rod for fifth valve slide.

This instrument was made by Association Generale, which was a french military supplier.  This company was founded in 1865, and was absorbed by Couesnon in 1905.

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