421.222.12 Sets of open flutes with internal duct, with fingerholes

English double flageolet. Boxwood sponge chamber, stock and pipes. Ivory mouthpiece, wind distributor and studs. Brass keys including two windcutter keys. String lapped tenons. Pipes of equal length. Left hand pipe has six tone holes, eight studs and two block mounted brass keys with square flat flaps and leather pads. Holes are numbered 1- 6 on left side, and note names B,A,G,F,E,D are stamped on the right side, with the note name D above the flap of upper key. Right hand pipe has four tone holes, four studs and three keys. Holes are numbered 1 - 4 on left side, and note names G,F,E,D are given on the right side. Sponge chamber is stamped: BAINBRIDGE/INVENTOR/HOLBORN/HILL; Stock is stamped: BAINBRIDGE/& WOOD/35/HOLBORN/HILL/LONDON/PATENT; Stock is also stamped with a crown emblem, a cross emblem and the letter G.
overall: 18.5039 x 2.7559 x 2.7559 in.; 470 x 70 x 70 mm;

The double flageolet, with its paired duct flutes, is classified according to the system of Hornbostel and Sachs as a 'set of open flutes with internal ducts, with fingerholes and keys'.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk