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F flute.

Technical description: boxwood; 4 sections; brass key; 5 ivory ferrules, of various designs; ivory cap; large, slightly oval embouchure hole; medium-sized finger-holes.; Nominal pitch: E♭.; Type or system: 1 key.; Keyhead type: flat square, notched and chamfered.; Keymount type: ring.; Usable pitch: sounding A₄ c|453|Hz.; Performance characteristics: range D₄|-|B♭₆ (sounding F₄|-|D♭₇); unclear on bottom notes in present condition but otherwise plays with a strong warm sound right to the top note.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped "ASTOR & CO / LONDON" with unicorn head.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Measurements:Overall size: 501.; Sounding length: 444.; Bore: conical.