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Transverse flute

Side-blown flute made of boxwood in four sections (head, upper and middle joints, and foot), with ivory ferrules and silver keywork. It has seven flat, square-cover keys mounted in blocks and foot stock bulge, with flat spring attached to keys. The low C key shaft is broken. It has an ivory cap and an oval embouchure hole. The middle joint ferrule has old crack repair made with twine. Nominal pitch: C.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on all joints: A. LAST / IPSWICH
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Length: 660mm