This boxwood conical bore piccolo with a nominal pitch of Eb bears the makers’ names stamped in script on the head and body. It is 267 mm long with a sounding length of 221mm. It has a single brass key and ivory ferrules and cap. The embouchure-hole is round as are the small finger holes. The instrument has a clear sound from D4 to A6 (sounding F5 to C8).
It seems likely that the two sections of the instrument became separated when in the ownership of Messrs. J. & R. Glen and the present matching of head to body is conjectural, but likely.
Technical description: Boxwood; 2 sections; brass key; 2 ivory ferrules; ivory cap; circular embouchure-hole; small finger-holes. Keymount type: knob. Keyhead type: curved square, notched and chamfered.
Head section formerly among miscellaneous parts of transverse flutes formerly stock of Messrs J. & R. Glen (1246/D2/2); body section previously with inappropriate head section as piccolo (1); the present matching of head to body is a conjectural reunion (1995) of two parts which may well have become separated when in the ownership of J. & R. Glen.; Head section purchased 1983; body section purchased with assistance from the Government's Local Museums Purchase Fund and the University's General Council Trust, 1983.