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Charles van Raalte

Flute & corps de rechange

Period:
18th Century
Description:

During the 18th century, the length of flutes extended and more keys were added to the instrument. The pitch of the instrument was not standardised, and it was common to have interchangeable upper bodies - corps de rechange - to permit the flute to be tuned to different standards. 

Place of Production:
England
Dimensions:
Sounding length: approx. 559mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000685 & RI_DC_0000666
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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