421.221.12 Open flutes with internal duct with fingerholes

English flageolet in D, boxwood, ivory mounts and guides. Two silver keys, flat, semicircular, mounted in turned ring. Sounding length (lip to foot) is 27.3 cm. Lacks mouthpiece; ivory guide missing between holes 3 and 4. Stamped: Bainbridge Teacher & Inventor 35 Holborn Hill, London (marked Patent, with royal coat of arms).
overall: 390 x 40 mm

The flageolet is a duct flute that is classified according to the system of Hornbostel and Sachs as an 'open flute with internal duct, with fingerholes and keys'.

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