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Double flageolet

Boxwood, in six joints, plus mouthpiece, consisting of two chanters of unequal length set in a common stock, surmounted by a two-piece windcap. Six ivory mounts, four studs and mouthpiece. Fifteen square silver keys mounted on wooden saddles, four being later matching additions. Two long silver cut-off keys on the stock. Silver band around stock. The left-hand chanter has seven keys (two of them additions), and the right-hand chanter has seven keys (two of them additions), and a 'New C Key' for the left hand on the stock. The finger holes and keys have their pitches stamped beside them. Pitch of the instrument: D.

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    Bainbridge, William [Person]
  • Collection:
    National Museums Liverpool
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:Stamp: "Bainbridge Inventor, Holburn Hill, London" on the top joint, and "Bainbridge Inventor, 35 Holburn Hill, London, New Patent", on main body joint and on the bottom of the right-hand chanter
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Overall length 536mm, overall length of left-hand chanter 267mm, overall length of right-hand chanter 322mm, bore at tenons 15mm, bore at right foot 10mm, bore at left foot 11mm