French flageolet. One of a matching pair. African blackwood (grenadilla) or cocuswood with nickel silver-plated keys and ferrules. Keys are pillar mounted and have circular flaps with fish skin pads. Lower joint thumbhole bushed with nickel silver plate. Four joints: wind distributor, sponge chamber, upper joint and lower joint. String lapped tenons. Mouthpiece missing. Two paper labels on upper joint. One marked with the letter 3 [3 is actually a number, not a letter and this label is not visible in the photographs. There is a label on the sponge chamber with the numbers 102. MWaitzman, 21Feb2017], the other written in D.J. Blaikley's hand: 7. SINGLE/FLAGEOLET/(DUPLICATE OF 6)
overall: 12.9921 x 1.1811 x 1.1811 in.; 330 x 30 x 30 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'.