Flute in F
Catalogue number: 2.5
Original name: Flute in F.
Type or system: One key.
Maker: Joseph Riley & Sons fl 1851-1894.
Place of origin: Birmingham, late 19th Century.
Riley & Sons had a workshop in Henrietta Street and Hampton Street, from 1851. In 1894 the company moved to 25 Constitution Hill. Kelly’s Directory, 1867: 25 Constitution Hill.
Overall size: 504mm total length.
Technical description: Four sections of rosewood. Head joint: 193mm; upper joint: 177mm; lower joint: 115; foot joint: 75mm.
One silver key with salt spoon-style keyhead mounted on a round ring; Spring attached to the underside of key. 5 silver ferrules. Slightly oval embouchure hole.
|Key work and finger holes||Finger hole diameter (av.)|
|Left hand, first finger:||T; 6.1mm|
|Left hand, second finger:||T; 7.3mm|
|Left hand, third finger:||T; 6.1mm|
|Right hand, first finger:||T; 7.5mm|
|Right hand, second finger:||T; 8.0mm|
|Right hand, third finger:||T; 5.9mm|
|Right hand, fourth finger:||D sharp / E flat|
Inscription: Stamped on Head joint: “RILEY & SONS / JOSEPH / BIRMINGHAM”.
Faults: One small crack on lower joint.
Usable pitch: Plays at c.a’ = 440 Hz.
Recording references: Click here
Illustration references: See below
Previous collection numbers: B: Item U.S. 12.