Bass flute in B flat, band flute, cocuswood body, silver-plated mounts, doubled-back silver plated head joint. Six keys, without foot keys. Five chromatic keys mounted on turned blocks or rings and one on a rod-axle in the assembly for the six covered holes. Tuning slide in head joint. Covered holes, the finger touches and key cups carried on rod-axles and pillars. Stamped: Hy. Potter & Co. 30 Charing Cross, London (Unicorn mark). Inscribed: Presented to 3/1 London Regt. Royal Fusiliers by Lt. Col. J.H. Dettmar Todd Sept. 1915.
Despite the dominance of metal cylindrical Boehm system flutes in most orchestras, wooden simple system flutes are preferred by players for certain uses. One example is the flute band, popular in Northern Ireland. These groups are made up of a range of flutes from piccolo to bass, and are accompanied by a drum corps.