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Transverse flute

Transverse flute. Boxwood body. Five joints with nickel silver-plated keys and tuning slide and ivory ferrules and end cap. Tenon on barrel joint acts as tuning slide. Eight keys, block mounted, six with pewter plugs. Long F and high C keys have square flat flaps and leather pads. Embouchure hole surround, probably of ivory, is missing. Barrel stamped: POTTER/LONDON/PATENT; Upper joint, lower joint and foot joint stamped: POTTER/LONDON; The emblem of a unicorn's head appears above the inscriptions on the barrel and foot joint.

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  • Materials:ivory, leather, pewter, nickel silver -plating, copper alloy, boxwood
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements: overall: 675 x 38 x 38 mm