Milhouse 7-key II

Instrument: 7-key Flute in C, boxwood with ivory rings and silver keys, with 3 corps de rechange (numbers 4, 5, and 6), c. 1815

Maker: W. Milhouse, London / 337 Oxford STT - William Milhouse was at this address from 1797-1822 and this flute probably dates to the earlier part of that time period.

Pitch: Joint #4 A=437

          Joint #5 A=448

          Joint #6 A=454


Notes: a very fine flute in a late Classical style. It has a unlined head joint and beautiful keywork. Box has original Milhouse paper label. Keys are like an 8-key, minus the long F.

Former Collection of Helen Valenza.

Demonstration recording

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