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Transverse flute in C

Side-blown, flamed boxwood flute made in five sections (head, barrel, upper and middle joints, and foot joint), with ivory cap and end ferrule, and silver ferrules. Seven silver-plated, nickel-silver keys mounted in blocks. The keys have flat, round-cups, with the exception of the low C, C-sharp, D-sharp, and G-sharp keys, which are pewter-plug. The low C touch overlaps the C-sharp touch. Flat springs attached to keys. Head is lined with metal. Oval embouchure hole, bushed with ivory, and larger 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th fingerholes bushed with a slightly darker brown wood. Nominal pitch: C. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on foot joint: GEO?RUDALL (arched) / WILLIS / FECIT|Stamped on upper and middle joints: GEO?RUDALL
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 670mm