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Transverse flute in C

Side-blown, boxwood flute made in four sections (head, upper and middle joints, and foot joint), with ivory cap and ferrules, and brass keywork. Four flat, square cover keys mounted in blocks and foot stock bulge, and flat springs attached to keys. Oval embouchure hole and larger 2nd, 4th and 5th fingerholes. Nominal pitch: C.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on head joint: [Prince of Wales feathers with ribbon of leaves and flowers] / D'ALMAINE & Co. / LATE / GOULDING & D'ALMAINE / SOHO SQUARE / LONDON|Stamped on upper, middle and foot joints: [Prince of Wales feathers] / D'ALMAINE & Co.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Length: 595mm