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Double flageolet in D

5 keys. Boxwood in 4 pieces with ivory ferrules and studs. Body: Two pipes, head joint and wind cap. (ivory beak mouthpiece missing). Five silver keys with square flaps (flap design F ) mounted on raised blocks and rings with spring attached by rivets to the underside of the key. Two silver cutters mounted on raised blocks (springs hidden from view).

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    Bainbridge & Wood [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    Birmingham Conservatoire
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on Wind cap: “BAINBRIDGE / INVENTOR / HOLBORN / HILL / LONDON / PATENT”|Stamped on Head joint: (crown motif) / “BAINBRIDGE / & WOOD / 35 / HOLBORN / HILL / LONDON / PATENT” and next to right hand pipe cutter shank: [motif: cross]|stamped above left hand thumb key: “D”|stamped next to each finger hole on left hand pipe: “B1”, “A2”, “G3”, “F4 / PATENT”, “E5”, “D6”|stamped above right hand thumb key: “B”|stamped next to each finger hole on right hand pipe: “B1”, “A2”, “G3”, “F4 / PATENT”, “E5”, “D6”
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  • Repository:Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Measurements:365mm without beak mouthpiece, 193mm each of lower joints.