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Transverse flute in B-flat

This is a side-blown flute made of dark wood in two sections (head and body joint, made of different woods), with nickel-silver ferrules and brass keywork. It has four saltspoon-cup keys mounted in blocks with brass pivots, and flat springs attached to keys. The embouchure hole is oval and the 2nd and 5th fingerholes are larger. Nominal pitch: A

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on both joints: METZLER & CO / LONDON
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Stroud District (Cowle) Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 381mm