Flute. Nominal pitch: C.
Technical description: Ebony; 3sections (lower body and foot in one piece, middle ferrule on head is decorative); german silver keys; 5german silver ferrules; screw-stopper with german silver screw-head; metal-lined head; oval embouchure-hole; small finger-holes; a few key-holes have metal inserts; adjacent keytouches with ivory rollers for lowC/C♯ and lowB♭/B; small thumb rest at back of instrument, in line with R1 finger-hole, to help support the extra weight of the instrument. L0: B♭; alt G♯; dupD♯. L1: T. L2: T. L3: T; alt C. L4: G♯; longF; lowB with roller; lowB♭ with roller. R0: Support. R1: T; C; dupB♭; Etrill. R2: T. R3: T; crossF. R4: D♯; lowC♯ with roller; lowC with roller. Keymount type: knob, with metal-lined channels; all leaf springs. Keyhead type: shallow cup. Repair History: Lower body socket has been carefully replaced in a slightly different wood.
Circa 1862 to early 20thcentury
University of Edinburgh
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
- Repository:University of Edinburgh
- View the original record:https://collections.ed.ac.uk/mimed/record/15991