Object StatementConcert flute, Boehm system, with cleaning rod and case, wood / metal, maker unknown, France, sold by Montague Bros & Co, London, England, possibly 1890-1910, owned and played by Richard Chugg
Physical DescriptionConcert flute, Boehm system, with cleaning rod and case, wood / metal, maker unknown, France, sold by Montague Bros & Co, London, England, possibly 1890-1910, owned and played by Richard Chugg.
Boehm system concert flute in high pitch constructed of cocus wood with German silver keys. Constructed in three sections. The head joint is metal lined with the finish very worn and the lower section cracking at side. Small metal button on end cap of head joint. Cork and metal tenons used for each joint at each end of middle body section. Metal rings used at each end of head and foot joints as well as at upper end of middle joint.
A flute cleaning rod, made of wood and metal, which consists of a wooden rod with finely turned grooves around the base and a rectangular shape at the top with a rectangular hole in teh centre.
A case for Boehm system concert flute, made of metal, velvet and leather, rectangular in shape it consists of two pieces, lid and base, joined at one side with leather covering and secures at the opening side with a small metal lock. Interior of case is lined with velvet and includes compartments for the flute head, middle and foot as well as cleaning rod,
MarksHeadjoint: "Class B / Montague Bros & Co / 65 Goldsmiths Row / London / 1844".
Body: As for headjoint
Foot: front - "Montague Bros & Co / London". Rear - "2".
Case: label in lid: "Montague Bros & Co / Makers / 65, Goldsmiths Row / London & Branches".