Double flute flageolet. Nominal pitch: G (three-finger tonic).
Technical description: Dark stained wood; 8 sections; silver keys; silver cutter for right-hand pipe; ivory ferrules and top caps; left-hand pipe has 5 finger-holes (top one containing ebony plug), and keys for upper D, F♯ (open-standing, covering 4th hole down when depressed), F♮ and D♯; right-hand pipe has 3 finger-holes, and keys for upper C (thumb, with ebony plug in key-hole), B, F♮, and low D (open-standing, covering 4th hole down when depressed); high C key on lower part of head section (LH pipe), played with L0; 2 parallel pipes connected at top between caps; hole for mouthpiece at side of RH pipe; vent-hole at foot of each pipe; lip operated cutter on RH pipe. Keymount type: ring/knob. Keyhead type: flat square, notched and chamfered for closed keys; flat round for open-standing keys (F♯ and low D). Repair History: Narrow leather belt fastened around upper parts to maintain proximity of pipes.
University of Edinburgh
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:421.222.12 Sets of open flutes with internal duct with fingerholes
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.222.12 Sets of open flutes with internal duct with fingerholes
- Repository:University of Edinburgh
- View the original record:https://collections.ed.ac.uk/mimed/record/16673