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Vox humana in F

2 keys. 2 sections in boxwood. Upper joint: 362.5mm; lower joint (including bell): 426mm. 2 brass keys, round flat flap (flap design S ), mounted on raised blocks. Low C key with swallow-tail touch piece. Springs attached to the body of the instrument. Evidence of a plugged hole (left hand, third finger) approx 12mm lower than existing hole.

  • Date:
    late 18th / early 19th century
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    Birmingham Conservatoire
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  • Place of production:
    Toulon (Timezone: Europe/Paris)
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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on both joints: “ROUSTAGNEQ” / (motif: fleur-de-lis)
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  • Repository:Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Measurements:761mm