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B♭ flute.

Technical description: cocus; 2 sections; german silver keys; 3 decorated german silver ferrules; wooden cap; large, irregular circular embouchure-hole; small finger-holes.; Nominal pitch: A♭.; Type or system: 5 keys (to D).; Keyhead type: saltspoon.; Keymount type: ring/knob.; L0: @I{B♭. L1: @I{T.L2: @I{T.L3: @I{T.L4: @I{G♯.R1: @I{T; C.R2: @I{T.R3: @I{T; F.R4: @I{D♯.; Usable pitch: sounding A₄ c|464|Hz.; Performance characteristics: [original range D₄|-|B♭₆ (sounding B♭₄|-|G♭₇)]; low register does not speak in present condition, but instrument plays up to B♭₆ (sounding G♭₇) in upper register.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped with a crown and "IMPROVED / LONDON / B? / 6".
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Measurements:Overall size: 384.; Sounding length: 322.; Bore: conical.