Transverse Flutes

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Cocuswood piccolo with six plated keys, in blocks, signed "METZLER & CO / LONDON" on all three joints, made c.1850. Length 30.5cm.
In very good original condition, showing no signs of wear. Recently repadded

Price £350.00
Instrument #536

Cocuswood Clinton model flute with silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 3843" made in 1906 (finished 13 January) by West, sold 13 March 1906 to Alfred Gregory, Birmingham. Length 67.8cm. In original, leather covered, case with cleaning rod with concealed screwdriver and grease box.
Keywork in good original condition, body shortened, later headjoint by Rudall Carte & Co Ltd.

Price £1200.00
Instrument #524
References
Another Clinton flute illustrated in "Rudall, Rose & Carte, The Art of the Flute in Britain" 2011 by Robert Bigio. Page 184.
Photograph and signature of Alfred Gregory (died 1925), noting that he played on a "Clinton Model" flute, in "Photographs of Well-Known Flute Players" 1938 published by Rudall Carte & Co Ltd.

Cocuswood Radcliff model flute with thinned headjoint and silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO LTD / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 552 / Radcliff's Model" made in 1913 (finished 10 March) by Bull, sold 16 March 1913 to Band Sgt W.Blaze, Limerick. Length 65.5cm. In original, leather covered, case.
Long crack in fully lined headjoint, repair to lowest tenon on body. Needs a repad to be playable.

Price £700.00
Instrument #525

Silver 1851 Patent flute with silver keywork, signed "COUNCIL & PRIZE MEDALS / 1851 AND 1862 / Rudall, Rose Carte & Co / Patentees / 20 Charing Cross / London / Carte's System / MTU (162)" made c.1865. Length 63.8cm. In original, leather covered, case.
In good original condition, needs a repad to be playable.

Price £900.00
Instrument #511

Silver Boehm system, Rockstro's Model flute with silver keywork, signed "Rudall Carte & Co / 23 Berners |Street / Oxford Street / London / Boehm's System / Rockstro's Model / ATM (861)" made in 1878 by Collins, cost £13, sold 15 April 1878 to Rockstro. Length 64.4cm. In old case.
In good original condition, needs repad to be playable. Made for Richard Shepherd Rockstro, the inventor of "Rockstro's Model"

Price £900.00
Instrument #512

Silver Boehm system, Rockstro's Model flute (large holes, open G#) with silver keywork, signed "Rudall Carte & Co / 20 Charing Cross / London / Boehm's System / Rockstro's Model / ASC (835)" made in 1876 (finished 10 March) by Collins, cost £13.15.0, sold 10 March 1876 to Parkes £31.10.0. Length 64.5cm. In original, leather covered, case containing cleaning rod.
In good original condition, needs repad to be playable.

Price £900.00
Instrument #514

Silver Boehm system flute with silver keywork and two headjoints, signed "Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co / Patentees / 20 Charing Cross/ London / MMU (112)" made 1855. Length, with engraved headjoint 64.0cm. In original(?), leather covered, case.
In good original condition, needs repad to be playable. The plain headjoint has been lengthened by 2.2cm. An early Boehm system flute with small holes on the body, light construction.

Price £1400.00
Instrument #515

Cocuswood, Carte's "Old System" flute with silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 1304" Made in 1884 by Ounstead (finished 26 January). Length 65.7cm. In original, leather covered case containing cleaning rod with internal screwdriver.
In good original condition, except for crack in metal lined headjoint, needs a repad to be playable. Case hinge broken.

Price £600.00
Instrument #508

Ebonite Boehm system flute with german silver keywork, closed G#, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 3578" made in 1903 (finished 22 December), sold 4 January 1904 to F.W.Renaut, London. Length 65.8cm. In original, leather covered, case, containing cleaning rod.
In very good original condition, unplayed, needs repad to be playable. Case hinge broken.

Price £500.00
Instrument #509

Ebonite (thinned throughout) 1867 patent flute with silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO / 20 CHARING CROSS / LONDON / 624 / 1867 PATENT" made in 1875 by Holland. Length 65.0cm. In original leather covered, case with cleaning rod and greasebox.
In good original condition, needs overhaul to be playable. Thined body and head ebonite flutes are rare.

Price £1200.00
Instrument #493
References
Illustrated in "Rudall, Rose & Carte, The Art of the Flute in Britain" 2011 by Robert Bigio. Page 232.

Ebonite, conical bore, Radcliff system flute with silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO / 20 CHARING CROSS / LONDON / 6602 / Radcliff's Model" made in 1871. Length 64.3cm. In old, leather covered, probably Rudall Carte, case.
This would appear to be one of the earliest Radcliff model flutes. Needs overhaul to be playable. Case in poor condition internally.

Price £1300.00
Instrument #495
References
Illustrated in "Rudall, Rose & Carte, The Art of the Flute in Britain" 2011 by Robert Bigio. Page 242

Cocuswood Boehm system flute with german silver keywork, signed "(crown) RUDALL / CARTE & CO / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 1827" made in 1889 (finished 21 February) by Barker and sold on 28 March 1889 to Piddock, Manchester for £28.7.0. Length 65.5cm. In original, leather covered, case containing a cleaning rod and greasebox.
4.0cm long crack in upper part of body, metal lined to take metal headjoint tenon, the direct metal to metal fitting called a Piddock fitting. Needs overhaul to be playable.

Price £850.00
Instrument #501
References
H.Piddock was a flutist in the Hallé orchestra in Manchester from 1872 to 1889.

Silver 1867 patent flute, no trill keys, with silver keywork, signed "Rudall Carte & Co / 23 Berners Street / London / 1867 patent // 3619" made in 1904 by Ounsted, sold 15 August 1904 to Rev.Z.Tamley, returned; sold again 30 November 1904 to Foster & Andrews, Hull. Length 64.3cm. In original, leather covered, case containing cleaning rod with internal screwdriver and greasebox.
Needs repad to be playable. Case hinge broken.

Price £800.00
Instrument #503

Ebonite Boehm system flute, Rockstro's model with silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 1257 / ROCKSTRO'S / MODEL" made in 1884. Length 65.3cm. In original, leather covered, case containing cleaning rod, with internal srewdriver and greasebox
Needs repad to be playable.

Price £500.00
Instrument #504

Silver 1867 patent flute, no trills, with silver keywork, signed "Rudall, Carte & Co / 23 Berners Street / London / Carte & Boehm / systems combined // 4195" made in 1908 (finished 16 September) by Ounstead, sold 22 April 1910 to J.E.Underhill, Wolverhampton. Length 64.2cm. In old case in poor condition.
Needs repad to be playable.

Price £800.00
Instrument #506

Silver plated, Boehm system flute with engraved lip plate, signed "BREVETTATO / A.RAMPONE / 2757 MILANO" on the barrel and "A.RAMPONE / DITTE RIUNITE / B.CAZZANI & C." on the headjoint, made c.1935. Length 71.0cm. In original fitted, leather covered case with metal cleaning rod. tenon covers for both head and lower body.
In good condition with old pads, wear through silver plate by RH thumb, the headjoint has been shortened about 1cm. This is an interesting system flute, basically Boehm system with double touch for G#, plus a duplicate high C key and most unusual of all the B foot with a choice, by slight rotation of the footjoint, the long key for L4 can either give a double touch to the D# or the B key. The extended tenon to the foot joint has an oval hole enabling the D# key to have a full hole through the tenon with either foot joint position.

Price £900.00
Instrument #430
References
Illustration and description #570 of this model flute from the 1935 Rampone & Cazzani Catalogue

Silver plated Boehm system flute (with additions), signed "LAUBE / La Couture Boussey / (Eure) / BREVETE / S.G.D.G." made c.1900. Length 68.3cm. Sounding length 60.5cm. A curioues model with an extra high trill key and a second touch for the G#.
In good original condition, two minor small dents in the body, worn pads.

Price £1250.00
Instrument #251

Ebonite flute with gold plated silver keywork, signed "(crown) / A.COLLARD & CO / PATENT / 211 OXFORD STREET / LONDON W. / No 136" made c.1885. Length 65.5cm. Sounding length 58.4cm. In original, leather covered, case.
Needs complete overhaul, old soft solder repair to one key. Worn gold plate.

Price £1500.00
Instrument #139
References
English Patent No.5266 taken out in 1880 by C.A.Drake. Basically a copy of Rudall Carte's 1867 system with a few variations.

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