421.221.12 Open flutes with internal duct with fingerholes

Single English flageolet. Rosewood, with nickel mounts, six nickel salt spoon cup keys. Mouthpiece absent, with alternative flute head joint. Length 16¼ inches. Stamped: D'Almaine & Co., late Goulding & D'Almaine, 104, New Bond Street, London.

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'. When the alternative piccolo headjoint is used, the instrument is classified as an 'open side-blown flute, with fingerholes and keys'.

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