Potter, William Henry 6-key

Instrument: 6-key flute in boxwood with ivory rings and silver keys, c. 1809-1814

Maker: William Henry Potter, London - Johnson’s Court - Fleet Street - London, “Patent” 

Pitch: A=420-440

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Notes: The keys are b-flat, G#, short F, D$, C#, C - all pewter plugs. The flute has two repaired cracks in the barrel but is otherwise in very nice condition. With original case. This flute has an unusually wide pitch range, going almost to A=415 - could probably be used at that pitch by a player who plays on the low side. 

Restorer: Jon Cornia

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