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3D Object DCM 0518: Richard Potter / Flute in C

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  • DCM 0518: Richard Potter / Flute in C


  • Richard Potter

Created / Published

  • London, 1782, or before.


  • Physical Objects


  • -  DCM cataloged this in 1925 as an instrument by Kusder, London. However, it is more likely by Richard Potter, and very faintly bears one of the stamps used by the Potter family. Currently this instrument has a thin silver ferrule at each socket plus a ferrule over the head joint cap which is engraved: Willm Merry London April 8th 1782 (design). It is possible that none of these ferrules is original. Each is narrow gauge sheet metal suitable only for decorative and not structural use. DCM records that the instrument had a brass key, not original. The present silver key may be the work of DCM, although he left no indication to that effect.
  • -  Instrument type: Flute in C
  • -  Medium: Ivory, silver key and ferrules.; 60.05 cm.
  • -  Key Holes System: 1 key, square flat flap, pin in block. See Notes.
  • -  Mark Maximum: (design) / POTTER / LONDON (in scroll) / (design)
  • -  Mark Additional: Mark on head. Mark on upper and lower body, foot: POTTER / LONDON (in scroll)
  • -  Condition: Head joint cracked in 2 places at socket, plus 2 other cracks that do not go through to the bore.
  • -  Provenance: W. C. McQuillen, Los Angeles, 17 Nov. 1925.


  • nonprojected graphic
  • photonegative


  • 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.


  • DLC Music Division, Library of Congress

Access Condition

Online Format

  • image

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Richard Potter. DCM: Richard Potter / Flute in C. London, or Before, 1782. Image.

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