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Transverse Flute in D flat

Side-blown flute made of cocus wood, in four sections (head, barrel, body, and foot), with nickel-silver ferrules and keywork. It has eight keys with modern-style cups, mounted in posts with rods, with flat springs attached to keys. The low C key has a roller touch. The head is lined with metal, and has an oval embouchure hole. Nominal pitch: D-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on body joint: EXCELSIOR / SONOROUS / CLASS / HAWKES & SON / MAKERS / LONDON / 9362|Stamped on head and foot joint: HAWKES & SON / MAKERS / LONDON / 9362|Stamped on barrel: 9362
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Cyfarthfa Castle Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 620mm