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B♭ flute.

Technical description: stained boxwood; 3 sections (lower body and foot in one piece); brass key; 3 ivory ferrules plus cap; circular embouchure-hole.; Nominal pitch: A♭.; Type or system: 1 key.; Keyhead type: flat square, notched and chamfered.; Keymount type: ring.; Performance characteristics: [original range D₄|-|A₆ (sounding B♭₄|-|F₇)]; not playable in present condition.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped "BILTON / LONDON" with a unicorn head and "93 WESTMINSTER / BRIDGE ROAD".
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Measurements:Overall size: 406.; Sounding length: 339.; Bore: conical.