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Piccolo in D

This instrument was issued to W. H. Sayle (CH 13806). It is a side-blown piccolo flute made of rosewood in two sections (head and body) and nickel-silver ferrules. It has one saltspoon-cup nickel-silver key mounted on a raised ring, with flat spring attached to key. It has an oval embouchure hole and a larger fifth fingerhole. Nominal pitch: D.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on head: LONDON / IMPROVED / D
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Length: 350mm