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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:22 pm 
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Hi Rudall and Rose Patent Head Owners....

(Heh heh, the very definition of a small audience, eh?)

Many years ago, I started putting together a page on maintaining these odd devices. Finally got to a publication stage, so see:

http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/Rudall_Rose ... enance.htm

You might have come to strikingly different conclusions, so feel free to quibble!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:48 pm 
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Terry, do you have a (wild-ass) guess on the number of extant patent heads there might yet be?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:06 am 
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No, s1m0n, no real idea.

But we can perhaps get a feel for it by looking at the number of times the term "Patent Head" comes up in Thomas Johnson's ("Steampacket") R,R&C Register at:

http://steampacket.ownit.nu/Rudall%20Ro ... ister.html

Ctrl-F for "Patent Head" gives us 58 hits, but a quick look shows that some of these are "not Patent Head", or "possibly Patent Head" or uses the term several times, or includes some other use of the term. So one would have to interrogate them all carefully.

Looking at my own database, I got 11 hits for "Yes", 24 for "No" and 28 for unspecified, which probably equates to "No".


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Nice one, Terry. :thumbsup:

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a very simple query, Terry....from my own catalogue work and research (nope....i've not gone anywhere)

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there are (known extant) 107 Rudall flutes (simple systems) with Patent Heads......some have more than one headpiece and were made with a regular and patent head.

Hope that helps the curious minded.


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RudallRose wrote:
a very simple query, Terry....from my own catalogue work and research (nope....i've not gone anywhere)

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there are (known extant) 107 Rudall flutes (simple systems) with Patent Heads......some have more than one headpiece and were made with a regular and patent head.

Hope that helps the curious minded.

107 is still a small number. And I have 2 of them. :D

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