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Transverse flute in C

Side-blown, rosewood flute made in four sections (head, barrel, body and foot joints), with silver ferrules and keywork. Conical Boehm system (1832 model) with typical ring-keys. Low C and C-sharp keys have pewter-plug-cups and overlapping touches. Rudall & Rose 1832 "Patent Head": patented tuning-slide/stopper coupling device, in which the cap, when screwed, automatically adjusts extension of tuning-slide (G.B. Patent No.6338, 27th November 1832). Oval embouchure hole. Nominal pitch: C. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Decorative elements:Knurled silver cap with embossed Royal Coat of Arms and inscription RUDALL & ROSE / PATENTEES.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on body joint: [quatrefoil] / RUDALL & ROSE / 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / 102|Stamped on foot joint: [quatrefoil] / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / [quatrefoil]
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 660mm