Potter 6-key

Instrument: 6-key flute in boxwood with ivory rings and Silver keys (all pewter plugs), 1809-1814

Maker: William Henry Potter, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street, London

Pitch: 434-442

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Restorer: Kelly Nivison

Notes: barrel crack, this flute has an interesting case which was almost surely made by the original owner. It was mentioned that some of the family from which this flute came, were in the whaling and shipping business. I can easily imagine this case being made by a sailor and used aboard ship. There was not cloth in the case but it must have been deisgned to be wrapped as in my photos.

Demonstration Recording: Mozart & some tunes

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