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Double flageolet

Boxwood, in five joints plus mouthpiece, consisting of two chanters of equal length set in a common stock, surmounted by a two-piece wind cap. Windcap top and mouthpiece are modern reconstructions (1993) for display purposes. Five original ivory mounts and three original studs. Seven square silver keys mounted on wooden saddles. Two long, silver cut-off keys on the common stock. The left-hand chanter has two keys and a block for a third, now missing. The right-hand chanter has three keys on the front and another at the back. The finger holes and keys have their pitches stamped beside them. Pitch of the instrument: D.

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    Clementi & Co [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    National Museums Liverpool
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:"Patent, Clementi & Co., London", on head joint and on main body joint
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Length of original instrument 333mm, length of reconstructed top section 62mm, bore at tenons 11.5mm, bore at feet 10mm.