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Transverse flute

Side-blown flute made of African blackwood in five sections (missing head and barrel, upper and middle joints, and foot), with ivory ferrules and silver keywork. It has four pewter-plug-cup keys (i.e. a nineteenth-century type of key in which the pad is a tapered plug of pewter or other soft metal riveted loosely to the key end, and the tonehole is lined with a similarly tapered metal bushing or sleeve that supposedly ensured an airtight seal), mounted in blocks and foot stock bulge, with flat springs attached to keys (all broken).

  • Measurements:Length: 395mm