Format 3D Object
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Milligan
Dates 1776 to 1834
Location London
Language English
Subjects Flute in C
Physical Objects
DCM 1127: Preston; Milligan / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Preston; Milligan
Created / Published
London; London, 1776-1834; second quarter 19c
Subject Headings
-  Flute in C
-  Physical Objects
Physical Objects
-  Key Holes System: 4 keys, square flaps, pin in block.
-  Physical Description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head.
-  Mark Maximum: PRESTON / LONDON // (fleur-de-lis)
-  Mark Additional: Mark on head, barrel. Mark on upper and lower: PRESTON / LONDON. Mark on foot: MILLIGAN
-  Condition: This instrument has suffered folk repair work, including a nickel silver G# key flap which is too short to cover the tonehole, a nickel silver replacement F key including a replacement block not well morticed into the body, the key apparently reduced in size from an older flute or clarinet key. The E-flat key is a very crudely made brass replacement. The end cap is of a smaller diameter than the tubing outer dimension and obviously from another instrument. The head joint upper section lower ferrule appears to be a replacment, although rather well done. Embouchure hole has been crudely enlarged, both sections of the head joint are cracked, and the upper section is filled.
-  Provenance: W. O. Leary, London, 3 Mar. 1932.
Boxwood, ivory cap and ferrules, silver and brass keys (originally silver keys?), metal-lined head.; 60.2 cm.
nonprojected graphic
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Source Collection
Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection
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