Technical description: flamed boxwood; 4 sections; silver keys; 4 ivory ferrules plus cap; ivory screw-stopper; circular embouchure-hole; ivory bushing to embouchure-hole and finger-holes; overlapping low C/C♯ touches; the number 5 stamped on the upper body suggests this section may be one of several corps-de-rechange, probably the middle one of three; the G♯ key is on the upper body, but both key-hole and keyhead are much smaller than for the other keys and are squashed into a narrow space between the keymount and the end of this section.; Nominal pitch: C.; Type or system: 6 keys (to C).; Keyhead type: flat square, notched and chamfered.; Keymount type: ring/knob.; Usable pitch: in present condition A₄ c|444|Hz (head pulled out to correspond to position of screw-stopper; open 4mm between body joints).; Performance characteristics: [original range C₄|-|B♭₆]; in present condition plays best in top register and C₄|-|D₄ do not speak at all; the instrument feels lightweight and bottom-heavy in the hands.
W. Milhouse [Corporation]
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- Inventory number:
- Place of production:
- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
- Specific materials/techniques:
- Decorative elements:
- Inscriptions:Stamped "W.|MILHOUSE / LONDON / 337 OXFORD ST.", with "W.|MILHOUSE / LONDON / 5" on upper body.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
- Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- Measurements:Overall size: 672 (not including 4mm open space at joint between body sections).; Sounding length: 596 (as above).; Bore: conical.