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Transverse flute in C

Side-blown, boxwood flute made in five sections (head, barrel, upper and middle joints, and foot joint), with six pewter-plug-cup, silver-plated brass keys mounted in wooden blocks and foot joint stock bulge. The low C touch overlaps the C-sharp shaft. Flat springs attached to keys. Ivory cap and ferrules. Round embouchure hole. Potter tuning head. Nominal pitch: C. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on barrel: 6 / POTTER / IOHNSON'S COURT / FLEET STREET / LONDON|Stamped on foot joint: PATENT / POTTER / LONDON|Stamped on upper and middle joint: POTTER / LONDON|Stamped on ivory ferrule just above barrel: PATENT
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 650mm