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Flute in C

8 keys. 5 sections of ebony or blackwood: Head joint: 167mm (196mm including patent metal tuning slide); barrel: 90mm; upper joint: 210mm; lower joint: 139mm; foot joint: 158mm); 8 silver keys with pewter plugs; silver mouthpiece; slightly oval embouchure hole; overlapping C/C sharp touches. Large finger holes. Ivory ferrules. Silver patent ‘glide’ style. (Flute key mechanism giving ‘a sliding motion to valve’).

  • Date:
    c.1809 - 1814
  • Maker:
    Potter, William Henry [Person]
  • Collection:
    Birmingham Conservatoire
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  • Place of production:
    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on Head joint ferrule: “PATENT”|Stamped on Barrel: “WILLm. HENy / POTTER / JOHNSON’S COURT / FLEET STREET / LONDON”|Stamped on Upper joint: “WILLm. HENy / POTTER”|Stamped on Lower joint: “PATENT / WILLm. HENy / POTTER”
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  • Repository:Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Measurements:668mm