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Flute. Nominal pitch: C.

Technical description: Rosewood; 4 sections (lower body and foot in one piece); silver keys; 6 grooved silver ferrules; screw-stopper with ivory screw and graduated silver pin; tuning-slide (no gradations) extending from head only, head not metal-lined; upper socket of tuning-slide section metal-capped; cork-lapped tenons; medium-sized, almost circular embouchure-hole; pronounced conical shape to upper part of head; overlapping low C/C♯ touches; long F keyshank is highly arched for no apparent reason unless the player habitually rested the tip of R4 on the instrument. L1: T; C; dup B♭. L2: T. L3: T; cross F. L4: D♯; low C♯; low C. R0: B♭. R1: T. R2: T. R3: T. R4: G♯; long F. Keymount type: knob, with metal-lined channels for low C/C♯. Keyhead type: flat square/rectangle, with saltspoon for D♯ and pewter plugs for low C/C♯; metal key-hole surrounds for all foot keys.

  • Date:
    1817, according to hallmarks
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    University of Edinburgh
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    Edinburgh/City of Edinburgh/Scotland
  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:421.121.12
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:667