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Double flageolet

Boxwood, in five joints, plus modern reconstruction mouthpiece (1993), consisting of two chanters of equal length set in a common stock, surmounted by a two-piece windcap. Six ivory mounts and ten studs. Five square silver keys and two longer silver cut-off keys on the stock. The left-hand chanter has two keys and the right-hand chanter three. The finger holes and keys have their pitches stamped beside them. Pitch of the instrument: D.

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    Bainbridge & Wood [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    National Museums Liverpool
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:"Bainbridge, Inventor, Holborn HIll, London, Holborn", on the top joint, and "Bainbridge & Wood, 35 Holborn Hill, London, Patent", below a crown, on the main body joint
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Overall length, including reconstructed mouthpiece 404mm, bore at tenons 11mm, bore at feet 7mm