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Transverse flute

Side-blown flute made of boxwood in four sections (head, upper and middle joints, and missing foot joint), with ivory ferrules. It has one flat, square-cover silver key mounted with pivot on foot stock bulge, and having a flat spring attached to its touch. The embouchure hole is oval, the cap is missing and the tenons are wrapped in thread. Nominal pitch: C.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on head joint: E. G. WILLIAMS / LONDON|Stamped on body joints and foot: E. G. WILLIAMS
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 582mm