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Transverse flute

Side-blown flute made of boxwood, in four sections (head, top and middle joints, and foot joint), with a single brass key. The key is mounted on the foot stock bulge and has a flat, square-cover, and a flat spring attached to the key-touch. The embouchure hole is circular. The head cap is missing. Nominal pitch: E-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on all joints: MEYNAR / LONDON|Stamped on key cover: [crown]
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 494mm; Diameter: 30mm