Showing results

Hide images

Transverse flute

Side-blown flute made of rosewood in five sections (head, barrel, upper and middle joints, and foot), with nickel-silver ferrules and keywork. It has eight keys in total, mounted in blocks, of which six have saltspoon-cups and two (low C and C-sharp) have pewter-plug-cup keys (i.e. a nineteenth-century type of key in which the pad is a tapered plug of pewter or other soft metal riveted loosely to the key end, and the tonehole is lined with a similarly tapered metal bushing or sleeve that supposedly ensured an airtight seal), all with flat springs attached to keys. The low C and C-sharp keys have overlapping touches. The cap is made of rosewood and has a wooden threaded screw. The head is lined with metal and the fingerholes are bushed with nickel-silver. The embouchure hole is circular and the second and fifth fingerholes are larger. Nominal pitch: C.

  • Measurements:Length: 685mm