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This instrument was played by Thomas Hammond in Eastcombe Chapel, before 1860. It is a French flageolet that can also be known as "quadrille flageolet" because it was embraced by the Quadrille band. The quadrille was a selection of fashionable dances of French 18th century origin that became popular in the 19th century throughout Europe. Technically, it is a duct flute made of rosewood, in four sections (mouthpiece pipe, windcap, window-joint, and main body), with an ivory mouthpiece and ferrules. There are four silver keys with flat, round-covers, mounted in posts with rods affixed on oval plates. The body of the instrument has four fingerholes on the front and two on the back, as traditional in French flageolets. Nominal pitch: A.

  • Measurements:Height: 326mm