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Transverse flute in C

Side-blown, flamed boxwood flute made in four sections (head, upper and middle joints, and foot joint), with ivory cap and ferrules. Six flat, square-and-riveted-cover, silver keys mounted in blocks and foot stock bulge. Flat springs attached to keys. Oval embouchure hole. Nominal pitch: C. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Decorative elements:Small foliage design on low C key shaft.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on all joints: CAHUSAC / LONDON
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 675mm