Super conditioned Presentation Bugle for a Chief Trumpeter in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia- CAC.
A great example of a regulation army bugle from the turn of the Century, most likely a presentation on a silver plated bugle with artillery cords. The bugle is engraved, ” Made For The Boston Musical Instrument Company/ Charles E. Shattuck, Chief Trumpeter, Coast Artillery Corps, M.V.M.”
The bugle has a wonderful untouched patina with its mottled colors, set off nicely with the red cords. An older collection tag is still attached. There is some worn areas on the cords (very small and insignificant) and a small dent and a few tiny pushes on the metal surface. Otherwise its a beauty.
Have not done any research on Shattuck, but the tag has a note that he was listed as a musician in the 7th company (CAC) in 1908.