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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 saltspoon-cup, nickel-silver keys mounted in wooden blocks. The low C and C-sharp touches overlap. Flat springs attached to keys. Head is lined with nickel-silver. Wooden cap and nickel-silver ferrules. Oval embouchure hole and larger 2nd, 4th and 5th fingerholes. Nominal pitch: C. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on every joint: WARD & SONS / LIVERPOOL
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 650mm