This flute, in four sections with four silver keys, is made from dark-stained wood. There are five ivory ferrules and an ivory cap. The embouchure-hole is circular. The overall size is 615mm and the embouchure-hole to foot length is 540mm. Although there is a graduated screw-stopper, this may be a later addition as there is no tuning slide. Judging by the wear to the wood around the embouchure-hole, this instrument has been much played and sounds well.
Technical description: Dark-stained wood; 4 sections; silver keys; 5 ivory ferrules plus cap; circular embouchure-hole; graduated screw-stopper.
Keymount type: ring/knob.
Keyhead type: flat square, notched and chamfered.
Instrument is stamped “CLEMENTI & COMPY / NO 26 CHEAPSIDE / LONDON
Performance characteristics: Range D⁴ - A⁶. Plays well D⁴ - G⁶.
Usable pitch: A⁴ = c 435 Hz.
Repair History: Screw-stopper is possibly a later addition as there is no tuning-slide.