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Transverse flute in C

Side-blown, boxwood flute made in three sections (head, body joint, and long foot joint), with bone cap and ferrules. Eight flat, square-cover, silver keys mounted in blocks and foot stock bulge. The low C and C-sharp keys have overlapping touches. Flat springs attached to keys. Oval embouchure hole. Nominal pitch: C.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on body joint: METZLER / LONDON / 105 ? WARDOUR ? ST / 4|Stamped on head and foot joint (twice): METZLER / LONDON / 4
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 570mm