Showing results

Hide images

Transverse flute in C

Side-blown, ebony flute made in five sections (head, barrel, upper and middle joints, and foot joint), with eight saltspoon-cup, silver-plated nickel-silver keys mounted in wooden blocks (two missing). The low C and C-sharp touches overlap. Flat springs attached to keys. Head is lined with brass. Brass cap and ferrules on head and barrel. Ivory ferrules and tip of stopper screw. Round embouchure hole and larger 2nd, 4th and 5th fingerholes. Nominal pitch: C. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

  • Culture:
  • Period:
  • Materials:
  • Specific materials/techniques:
  • Decorative elements:
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on upper joint: METZLER / LONDON
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 660mm