Whiteley, 6-key

Instrument: 6-key D flute, coccus wood? with ivory rings and Silver keys

Maker: Whiteley, Utica, NY

Pitch: A=

Sounding Length:

Embouchure size:

Notes:currently out for restoration

Missing endcap screw-cork assembly, crack in head and barrel - otherwise in quite nice condition. This is a classic American design with the double rings.

Whiteley is particularly interesting as the remains of his shop were discovered in Utica by Eric Selch and others. This included some complete and unused instruments as well as many tools and uncompleted keys, mostly for clarinets. 

Demonstration recording 


DSC 86433 Whiteley 6-key
DSC 86450 Whiteley 6-key
DSC 86462 Whiteley 6-key
DSC 86471 Whiteley 6-key
DSC 86484 Whiteley 6-key



© Michael Lynn, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 - some of these flutes are available for purchase - please contact me for further information