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Transverse flute in C

Side-blown flute made of dark wood in five sections (head, barrel, top and middle body, and foot), with eight nickel-silver, saltspoon-cup keys mounted in wooden blocks. Head is lined with brass. Flat springs attached to keys and cork paddings. Nickel-silver ferrules, and nickel-silver cap screw. Oval embouchure hole, and larger 2nd and 5th fingerholes. The open-standing low C and C-sharp keys have overlapping touches and pewter plug cups that close over nickel-silver bushed toneholes. Nominal pitch: C. This instrument is associated with the Middlesex Regiment, and with the First World War (1914-1918).

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on head, barrel and top joint: J. H. EBBLEWHITE / MAKER / 24 HIGH ST. / ALDGATE LONDON
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 651mm