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Alto flute in G

Side-blown flute made in three sections: silver-plated curved head, rosewood body and foot joints. Eight silver-plated keys with modern-style cups, mounted in posts with rods. Closed keys for 3rd and 6th fingerholes. Flat and needle springs, and cork paddings. Silver-plated ferrules. Round embouchure hole and larger 5th fingerhole. Nominal pitch: G. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on body joint: [unicorn head] / HY POTTER / & Co. / 30 CHARING CROSS / LONDON|Stamped on foot joint: [unicorn head] / HY POTTER / & Co / LONDON|Stamped on head joint: POTTER / LONDON
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 575mm