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Piccolo in E-flat (D-flat)

Side-blown piccolo flute made of rosewood in two sections (head and body) with brass ferrules. It has one broken brass key mounted on a raised ring, with flat brass spring attached to key touch. The cover is missing, but it was probably flat and round. It has an oval embouchure hole and a larger fifth fingerhole. The tenon joint is wrapped with thread. Nominal pitch: D-flat.

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  • Decorative elements:Brass ferrules with single engraved lines on both edges.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 297mm; Diameter: 25mm