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Transverse flute

Side-blown flute made of boxwood in four sections (head, upper and middle joints, and foot), with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. It has four flat, square-cover keys, mounted with pivots in protruded wooden knobs and foot stock bulge, with flat springs attached to keys. It has a boxwood cap with cork stopper, and an oval embouchure hole. Nominal pitch: C.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped twice on proximal end of top body joint: [crown] / K [space] H
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 680mm