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Transverse flute in C

Side-blown, grenadilla flute made in five sections (head, barrel, upper and middle joints, and foot joint), with eight silver keys mounted in wooden blocks and ring. Keys have saltspoon-cups, with the exception of the low C and C-sharp keys, which are pewter-plug. The latter keys also have overlapping touches. Flat springs attached to keys. Silver ferrules, wooden cap. Head is lined with metal. Round embouchure hole. Nominal pitch: C. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on upper joint: RUDALL & ROSE / 15 PIAZZA / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 2628(?)|Stamped on barrel, middle and foot joints: RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 665mm