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English flageolet

Nominal pitch: G (three-finger tonic). Type or system: 1 key. Technical description: boxwood; 4|sections; silver key (D♯); 4|ivory ferrules; ivory mouthpiece (screws into wind-cap) and studs between finger-holes; 7|finger-holes plus thumb-hole; ebony plug in top finger-hole; two-part wind-cap. Keyhead type: flat octagonal. Keymount type: ring. Performance characteristics: based on a scale of G (three-finger tonic); lowest six-finger note sounds D₅; seven-finger note (covering all holes) sounds C♯₅; plays extremely quietly with a stifled sound; not enough notes speak sufficiently in present condition to calculate a usable pitch value.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped with a lyre and "WILLIS & GOODLAD / [2]5 VILLIERS ST. / STRAND / LONDON".
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.221.12 Open flutes with internal duct with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Measurements:Overall size: 425. Sounding length: 272.