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Arthur Haswell Flute Repairs

Arthur Haswell


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Unmarked German piccolo, 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.  



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Boosey & Co 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 to re-homing, please contact us.


Millereau 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.



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JOHN SIMPSON 8-key flute


Cocuswood with nickel keys. Sounding length 57.9cm. Should play at modern pitch.


This flute has not been used for many years and needs bringing back into playing order. The main body and foot are in very good condition, keys intact and wood unblemished. There is a crack in the barrel and another in the head that will need repairing (see photos). The original cork assembly and crown are missing, but I have spare replacements from the same period that will fit. Once the work is done this will be a good playing flute.


John Simpson was an important player and flutemaker who worked in London from the mid-1820s until his death in 1869. His flutes are superbly made and play easily.


If you are interested in re-homing this deserving flute, get in touch.  




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