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Arthur Haswell Flute Repairs

Arthur Haswell


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Bobs picc front Bobs picc pads Bobs picc reverse



German; nickel head with ebonite lip plate. Modern pitch.

Very good condition: no cracks in wood and keywork undamaged. The pads will probably live to play another day, so all this picc should need is a clean oil and regulate.  



Boosey picc front Boosey picc pads Boosey picc reverse


PICCOLO in ebonite with silver keys. Keywork complete and in very good condition. Pads are good. The head will need adjusting to fit the body. Piccolo needs a service. Modern pitch. 



These good quality flutes and piccolos are in need of a bit of love. If you are interested in re-homing a deserving instrument, please contact us.



plated flute without headjoint in very good condition. Complete and original. Hand-made with soldered tone holes, in-line G, open holes, C-foot. Keywork very crisp without excessive wear. Silver plating in unusually excellent condition with just some slight degradation on Eb touchpiece.


Marked MILLEREAU/BREVETE/66 RUE d'ANGOULEME/PARIS. Dates therefore from 1879-1911.  Needs an overhaul with repad. We have worked on a few of Francois Millereau's flutes and they are very nice players, particularly the earlier ones such as this example.



Millereau as 2 Millereau as 3 Millereau as is main

SICCAMA flute for Chappell


Cocuswood with nickel keys. This is one of the Siccama flutes produced for Chappell of 52 New Bond Street during the later C19th.


The flute is missing its crown and cork assembly. There are cracks in head and barrel. The main body's wood is very good, but one of the keycups is missing. The foot is intact.


This flute has not been used for many years. Siccama flutes are renowned for their playability and good intonation, and are relatively rare. Like all Siccama flutes, this one Is beautifully crafted. It deserves a bit of love to bring it back to playing order.





LEFIN of Paris


Blackwood with German silver (nickel alloy) keys.


An unusual French flute with a touch of German styling, including a RH shake for the G keys. Pitch seems to be around A=440. The headjoint features an ebonite embouchure bush to enhance articulation. Keywork is nicely designed and made to a high standard.


Complete and original, with original box. Very good condition: no cracks in the wood; keywork excellent. We would expect this to be an excellent player when brought up to playing order.




Ch Sicc a Ch Sicc b Lefin b Lefin a


Lefin g Lefin f Lefin e Lefin d Lefin c

RUDALL CARTE Louis piccolo


Louis piccolos were a product of the 1960s, when Rudall Carte was being run by Boosey & Hawkes and the old workshop had been shut down. They are basic instruments, but play nicely and are sturdy. Silver-plated with drawn tone-holes that are not rolled over.


This Louis piccolo is in very good condition, with plating nice and bright, has been loving kept by one careful owner.plays as it is on old pads. It would benefit from a service.





Louis RC a Louis RC b Louis RC c

Hawkes & son


A pair of band flutes in D and Eb by Hawkes & son. Both in very good condition and playing, but would benefit from an overhaul.


The D piccoloi is marked EXCELSIOR CLASS/HAWKES & SON/DENMAN STREET/PICCADILLY CIRCUS/LONDON. It has six nickel keys held with threaded rods, all intact. Just a single crack, situated in the barrel, with an old repair.


The Eb piccoloi is marked SUPERIOR CLASS/HAWKES & SON/DENMAN STREET/PICCADILLY CIRCUS/LONDON. Missing its crown; no cracks and six nickel keys on threaded rods all intact.





Hawkes pair 1 Hawkes pair 2