Transverse flute in B-flat (A-flat)
Side-blown flute made of cocus wood in three sections (head, barrel and body) with nickel-silver ferrules and keywork. It has four modern-style-cup keys mounted in posts with rods, with flat brass springs attached to keys. The head and barrel are lined with metal (metal tuning slide, tenon/socket joint). The cap is made entirely of wood. The embouchure hole is circular, and the fourth and fifth fingerholes are larger. Nominal pitch: A-flat.
Museum of Army Music
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- Place of production:
London (Timezone: Europe/London)
- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
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- Inscriptions:Stamped on barrel: IMPROVED / LONDON / B (slightly curved)|Inscribed on head and body: B. M. ADDIMAN|Inscribed on barrel: B. M. A.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
- Repository:Museum of Army Music
- Measurements:Length: 392mm