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Cocuswood 1867 patent flute, thinned headjoint with engraved silver lip plate and silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 825 / 1867 PATENT" made c.1879 by Coulson, sold for £29.8.0 to ??? in Dereham, Norfolk. Length 65.4cm. In original, leather covered, case with grease box, key and note from previous owner on cost of this flute in 1938. With hard leather outer case.
In good original condition, pads look ok but probably needs a repad to be playable. With hard leather outer case.

Price £900.00
Instrument #523

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

Ebonite 1867 patent flute with thinned headjoint and silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL CARTE & CO LTD / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 1765 / 1867 PATENT" made in 1888 (finished 28th August) by Holland. Length 65.2cm. In original, leather covered, case.
In good original condition.Needs overhaul to be playable. Case hinge broken.

Price £600.00
Instrument #520

Silver 1867 patent flute with silver keywork, signed "Rudall Rose Carte & Co / 20 Charing Cross / London / Patent 1867 / ITT (466)" made c.1867 Length 64.3cm. Fully ornately engraved barrel and barrel embouchure, plus bands of engraving at both ends of footjoint.
In good original condition. one poor soldered rod. Needs overhaul to be playable. These silver flutes, with extra engraving are rare.

Price £2000.00
Instrument #521

Boxwood flute with three top joints and six silver keys, signed “(crown) / IMANDT / VISCHERSDYK / ROTTERDAM” made c.1810. Length (with shortest joint) 67.3cm. In very good original condition,
very little played, most of the original varnish intact. In modern case.

A well made flute in very good original condition,
very little played, most of the original varnish intact.

Price £4000.00
Instrument #518

Ebony flute with ivory bands and eleven silver keys, signed “(lyre) / SCHMIDT / Hamburg” made c.1830. Length 70.2cm. In original, leather covered, chamois
leather lined, fitted case.

In very good original condition. Repaired crack in
barrel and headjoint.

Price £2800.00
Instrument #519

Silver 1851 system flute with silver keywork, signed "COUNCIL & PRIZE MEDAL / Rudall, Rose & Carte / Patentees / 100 New Bond Street / London / Boehm's Parabola / Carte's Mechanism" made c.1852. Length 65.0cm. In original, leather covered, case.
In good original condition, needs a repad to be playable. Case hinge broken

Price £3800.00
Instrument #510
References
An early example of Carte's 1851 Patent flute, the keywork similar to Rudall & Rose flute No.31, illustrated on page 218 of "Rudall, Rose & Carte The Art of the Flute in Britain" 2011 by Robert Bigio.

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, thinned throughout, 1867 patent flute with silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 4250 / 1867 PATENT" made in 1909 by West, sold to E.C.Richardson, Paris. Length 68.2cm. In original, leather covered, case containing cleaning rod (with internal screwdriver) and greasebox.
In good original condition, except for short crack in metal lined headjoint, pads appear in good condition but maybe need replacing.

Price £1500.00
Instrument #516

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 Oustead (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.

Cocuswood Boehm system flute with silver keywork ("American Pattern" of Boehm & Mendler design), signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO LTD. / LONDON / 1623" made in 1887. Length 67.4cm. In original, leather covered case containing cleaning rod with internal screwdriver and greasebox.
In good original condition, short crack in headjoint, needs a repad to be playable. The leather case covering worn.

Price £1400.00
Instrument #494
References
Illustrated in "Rudall, Rose & Carte, The Art of the Flute in Britain" 2011 by Robert Bigio. Page 202.

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 Siccama Model flute with silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 7263" made in 1901 by A.Whitman. Length 64.0cm. In original, leather covered, case containing greasebox.
In good original condition except for deep scratch (or surface crack) in centre joint. Needs overhaul to be playable.

Price £1300.00
Instrument #496
References
Illustrated in "Rudall, Rose & Carte, The Art of the Flute in Britain" 2011 by Robert Bigio. Page 184.

Silver 1867 Patent flute with ivory barrel embouchure and silver keywork, signed COUNCIL & PRIZE MEDALS / 1851 AND 1862 / Rudall Rose Carte & Co / Patentees / 20 Charing Cross / London / 1867 Patent / Combined Systems / Boehm & Cartes" made between 1867 and 1872. Length 64.2cm. In later, leather covered, case by Rudall Carte.
In good original condition, needs repad to be playable. Case hinge broken.

Price £1500.00
Instrument #497
References
Illustrated in "Rudall, Rose & Carte, The Art of the Flute in Britain" 2011 by Robert Bigio. Page 228.

Silver 1851 Patent flute with silver keywork and footjoint to Bb, signed "COUNCIL & PRIZE MEDALS / 1851 AND 1862 / Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co / Patentees / 20 Charing Cross / London / New System / MRM (171)" made after 1862. Length 71.6cm. In original, leather covered, fitted case, containing cleaning rod and greasebox.
In good condition, ?headjoint shortened? needs repad to be playable.

Price £1700.00
Instrument #498
References
Illustrated in "Rudall, Rose & Carte, The Art of the Flute in Britain" 2011 by Robert Bigio. Page 224.

Cocuswood Carte's "Old System" flute with silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / ROSE CARTE & CO / 100 NEW BOND ST / LONDON / 25312" made 1857-1872. Length 66.0cm. In old (?original), leather covered, case, containing cleaning rod.
In very good original condition, crack in fully lined headjoint, recently repadded. Case hinge broken.

Price £1400.00
Instrument #499
References
Illustrated in "Rudall, Rose & Carte, The Art of the Flute in Britain" 2011 by Robert Bigio. Page 182.

Cocuswood Boehm system flute with silver keywork and lip plate, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO LTD / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 4723" made in 1911 by Nivarlet (finished 15 November), sold on 5th December 1911 to G.H.Ramsbottom of Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Length 67.9cm. In original, leather covered, case containing cleaning rod (with internal screwdriver) and greasebox.

Crack in thinned headjoint and short crack in footjoint between D# key and upper edge. Needs an overhaul to be playable.

Price £1200.00
Instrument #500

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.

Cocuswood, with thinned headjoint, 1867 Patent flute with trill keys and closed G# with german silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO LTD / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 8033 / 1867 PATENT" made in 1929. Length 64.4cm.
Short crack in headjoint, short crack in foorjoint between D# key and top edge. Needs repad to be playable. It is rare to find an 1867 Patent flute with a closed G#. In the Rudall Carte books flute #8033 is listed as a "Metal Boehm shut G#, some confusion in book-keeping!

Price £800.00
Instrument #502

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

Cocuswood 1867 patent flute with silver keywork, signed "(crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & CO LTD / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON 4577 / 1867 PATENT" made in 1910 (finished 24 October) by West, sold in 1911 to W.O.Carrodus. In old (but not original) Rudall Carte case containing metal cleaning rod.
In good original condition, short crack in footjoint between D# key and top edge, needs repad to be playable.

Price £800.00
Instrument #505
References
Photograph, signature and short professional biography of W.O.Carrodus in "Photographs of Well-Known Flute Players" 1938 published by Rudall Carte & Co Ltd.

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

Cocuswood conical Boehm system flute with silver keywork, signed "(flower) / RUDALL & ROSE / NO 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON / (flower) / 535" made before 1847 when they moved to Southampton Street. Length 66.6cm. In original, leather covered case with cocuswood cleaning rod.
The Dorus G# has been modified, by the addition of a spring over the G# key, making it act as a closed G#. In good condition, recently repadded. Case with broken hinge.

Price £3200.00
Instrument #492
References
Illustrated in "Rudall, Rose & Carte, The Art of the Flute in Britain" 2011 by Robert Bigio. Page 192.

Siccama Model cocuswood flute with silver plated keywork, signed "SICCAMA MODEL / CYLINDER BORE / IMPROVED / BEARE & SON / LONDON" made c.1890. Length 66.0cm.
In good original condition. Recently repadded. Lacks metal ring to foot joint, short repaired crack in head joint.

Price £400.00
Instrument #433
References
This model flute illustrated and described from "Catalogue Musical Instruments, Beare & Son, London" c.1900.

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

Boxwood flute with ivory bands and one silver key, signed "W.MILHOUSE / LONDON" made c.1800. Length 60.2cm
In very good original condition, very slight warp to headjoint.

Price £1600.00
Instrument #425

Boxwood flute with ivory bands and one brass key, signed "(tree) / LAWSON / TOTTENHAM CT / ROAD / LONDON" made c.1800. Length 61.0cm.
In very good condition, headjoint cap not original, recently repadded.

Price £1500.00
Instrument #388

Boxwood flute with horn bands and one brass key, signed "(sunburst) / Pott-----r / (sunburst)" made by Pottgiesser in Elberfeld c.1810. Length 61.7cm. Sounding length 53.5cm. Elegant key design.
Good original condition, recently repadded, playable.

Price £1600.00
Instrument #327

Boxwood flute, with three left hand joints, with horn bands and one brass key, signed "(four triangles) / STEINER / D" made in Germany or Bohemia in the early 19th century. Length (with longest joint) 63.8cm. Sounding length 54.6cm. Bore flares out at end of foot joint
Three short repaired cracks in foot joint. recently repadded, playable. The dark lines on two of the left hand joints are a discolouration of the wood. In modern fitted case.

Price £3500.00
Instrument #328

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

Cocuswood left handed flute with silver bands and eight silver keys, signed "C.NICHOLSON'S / IMPROVED" on the headjoint, "2558 / CLEMENTI & CO / LONDON / C.NICHOLSON'S / IMPROVED" on the body, made c.1830. Length 66.1cm. Has the flattened area between the RH fingerholes as recommended by Nicholson.
Repaired cracks in head joint and barrel. Needs repad to be playable.

Price £2300.00
Instrument #229

Boxwood flute with bone bands and six silver(?) keys, two with double touches, one with double holes, signed "(six petalled flower) Klein (six petalled flower) / Coln / (six petalled flower)" made c.1840. Length 60.8cm.
Half a key not original. Recently repadded.

Price £1800.00
Instrument #205

Cocuswood conical Boehm system flute with silver mounts and keywork (with Dorus G#), signed (faint stamp) "MARTIN /Freres / PARIS" made c.1850. Length 66.5cm. Sounding length 58.1cm. In old, probably original, velvet lined, mahogany veneered case.
Generally in very good condition, recently repadded. Short crack in foot joint, silver band to end of foot joint not original. A very interesting beautifully made flute, the embouchure silver lined and all the fingerholes, inside the rings, covered in silver.

Price £2800.00
Instrument #182

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.

Boxwood flute with horn bands and six brass keys, signed "(Hapsburg eagle) / I.W.LAUSMANN / LINZ / (six pointed star) / C" made c.1855. Length 60.5cm. Metal lined headjoint. In original cardboard case lined in woven felt.
In very good original condition, recently repadded.

Price £1400.00
Instrument #109

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