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Transverse flute (head only)

Head and barrel joints of side-blown flute made in boxwood with ivory rings. The head is lined with metal and has a metal tuning slide with barrel. The cap is missing. Circular embouchure hole (probably adultered).

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on barrel: BILTON / LONDON / [unicorn head] / 93 , WESTMINSTER - / BRIDGE ROAD (curved)
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12 Open side-blown flutes with fingerholes
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 225mm