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Transverse flute

Side-blown flute made of cocus wood in four sections (head, barrel, body, and long B foot joint), with ivory ferrules and sterling silver keywork. It has eight round, flat screw-cover keys mounted with pivots on protruded knobs, with flat springs attached to keys. The low C key touch is hooked on the C-sharp key touch. The head is partially lined with metal and there is a metal tuning screw system between the head and barrel. The embouchure hole is oval. Nominal pitch: C.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on body: [crown] / HILL ? LATE / MONZANI & Co. / 28. REGENT STR. / PICCADILLY / LONDON / 2394|Stamped on head and barrel: [crown] / MONZANI & Co.|Stamped on foot: [crown] / PATENT / KEYS|Silver hallmarks on keys: - H.H. (Henry Hill); - sovereign's head (duty mark); - lion passant (sterling silver); - letter q (1831); - leopard's face (London Assay Office) |Stamped on keys: [crown]
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 670mm