English double flageolet. Side blown. Boxwood body, ivory ferrules and mouthpiece and nickel silver plated keys. One wind cutter key on right hand head joint. All other keys block mounted with flat octagonal flaps and leather pads. String lapped tenons. Each pipe consists of four joints: head joint, stock, upper joint and lower joint. Right hand upper joint has one key and three tone holes. Right hand lower joint has two keys and three tone holes. Left hand upper joint has two keys and one tone hole. Left hand lower joint has three keys and three tone holes. Inscription on both stock joints incorporating a crest emblem: NEW PATENT/BAINBRIDGE/INVENTOR/35/HOLBORN/HILL/LONDON; Left hand stock is also stamped above key flap: C KEY; Upper joints stamped: BAINBRIDGE; Left hand upper joint also stamped: B; Lower joints stamped: BAINBRIDGE; and: PATENT
overall: 23.4252 x 2.3622 x 2.3622 in.; 595 x 60 x 60 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'.