Showing results

Hide images

Double flageolet

Duct flute of boxwood made in four sections (windcap, double-bore window-joint, and two body pipes of unequal length), with ivory ferrules and studs. Mouthpiece is missing. The window-joint has two windows that can be silenced by cut-off shutter keys mounted on wooden ring. Silver and brass keywork, with flat, octagonal-and-notched covers, mounted in wooden knobs. Left-hand tube (in two sections) with six fingerholes and five keys, with ebony plug on first fingerhole (B1). Right-hand tube with four fingerholes and four keys. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

  • Culture:
  • Period:
  • Materials:
  • Specific materials/techniques:
  • Decorative elements:
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on window joint: [Royal Coat of Arms] / BAINBRIDGE / INVENTOR / 35 / HOLBORN / HILL / LONDON / NEW / PATENT |Stamped on windcap: BAINBRIDGE / INVENTOR / 35 / HOLBORN / HILL / LONDON |Stamped on right hand pipe: C B (keys) G1 F2 E3 (all holes), F nat. (key), D4 (hole), B C (keys). |Stamped on left hand pipe: D (key), B1 A2 G3 F4 (all holes). E5 (hole), F flat, (key), 6 (hole), D nat. (key).
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.222.12 Sets of open flutes with internal duct with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Height: 910mm