Arthur Haswell Flute Repairs
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 & 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 and interesting instruments need a service, repad, or overhaul to bring them back to good playing order. So, if you are interested in re-homing one of these deserving flutes, 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.
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 around A=437. 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.
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.
BESSON & Co
Mark: BESSON & Co/98 EUSTON ROAD/LONDON/ENGLAND/HP/948
Cocuswood with nickel keywork; inline G, high pitch A=452. This is one of the many flutes imported from Besson's large workshop in France and made specifically for the British market before 1914.
Condition is very good, with just one easily-repaired hairline in the usual place by the Eb tonehole. Keywork is crisp. The headjoint is missing its crown and cork assembly. The flute will require a full overhaul.
Made between 1866 & 1878 by Francois Millereau of Paris, with nickel keywork. This piccolo is missing its cork assembly and three ferrules. The D tone hole has been repaired. Needs an overhaul. Too good to be left as it is, this rare old instrument needs a new and loving owner.
HUG & Co
Rare concert flute by Hug & Co of Zurich. Silver-plated with solid silver lip-plate. Hand-made, with soldered toneholes, RH touch for G, and a neat LH4 touch that can operate either Eb or low B. Complete and original.
Condition is excellent: the flute appears to have been little-used. Pitch around A=435. In our opinion the flute requires a straightforward repad and service.