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Author:  uilleannpiperireland [ Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Henry Fentum 8 key Flute

Lovely Flute in Cocus wood and silver I believe.
8 fully functioning keys that all work fantastically.
Plays at modern concert pitch and is an all round lovely flute.
Chris Wilkes overhauled it a few years back and commented "without doubt one if the best Fentums you will ever come across."
Jon Cornia recently gave it a full service and re-socketed the joint between the head and the body of the flute as there was a couple of older cracks in this section, this section is now rock solid.
The head had a small very old (stable) crack (on the opposite side to the embouchure) Jon also reviewed and tidied this up and it is like new.
He said the flute was likely made by Wylde who was a supplier for Ruddall and Rose.
Fully functioning and an absolute dream to play.
I am a piper and thought i would have time to take up the flute but with a growing family this is not the case.
Reluctant sale.
1800 Euros + shipping
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Author:  an seanduine [ Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Henry Fentum 8 key Flute

Perhaps this address might help: https://brassnebony.imgbb.com/

Bob

Author:  uilleannpiperireland [ Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Henry Fentum 8 key Flute

an seanduine wrote:
Perhaps this address might help: https://brassnebony.imgbb.com/

Bob


Thanks Bob, I just figured it out.

Author:  jim stone [ Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Henry Fentum 8 key Flute

Apologies if this has been covered (I'm having trouble reading the posts). Is that a circle of ivory in the embouchure hole?

Author:  uilleannpiperireland [ Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:20 pm ]
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jim stone wrote:
Apologies if this has been covered (I'm having trouble reading the posts). Is that a circle of ivory in the embouchure hole?


Hi Jim, im not sure what it is made out of, it could well be Ivory.

Author:  Uni Flute [ Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Henry Fentum 8 key Flute

I have played a Henry Fentum flute very similar to this one, and it was simply marvellous.
Good luck with your sale.

Author:  Thalatta [ Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:22 am ]
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Hi, what is stamped on it? Is it 78 Strand or something else?

Author:  uilleannpiperireland [ Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:21 pm ]
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Flute is now sold.

Author:  jemtheflute [ Sun May 03, 2020 4:46 am ]
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jim stone wrote:
Apologies if this has been covered (I'm having trouble reading the posts). Is that a circle of ivory in the embouchure hole?

Jim, that looks to me like one of Chris Wilkes' embouchure bushings. If so, it could be either natural or synthetic ivory. He makes them in batches, keeps them in a container all together and can't easily distinguish which are which.

If it's an original ivory bushing, it'll be real ivory. I guess the only way to know (if the present vendor doesn't) would be to ask Chris.

Author:  kkrell [ Sun May 03, 2020 6:15 am ]
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jemtheflute wrote:
I guess the only way to know (if the present vendor doesn't) would be to ask Chris.

Black light test, first.

https://www.realorrepro.com/article/Ivo ... -confusing

Author:  jemtheflute [ Sun May 03, 2020 6:37 am ]
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kkrell wrote:
jemtheflute wrote:
I guess the only way to know (if the present vendor doesn't) would be to ask Chris.

Black light test, first.

https://www.realorrepro.com/article/Ivo ... -confusing


Um, if equipped... That'd tell you if it was synthetic and therefore had to be by Chris, but if it's real ivory you'd still have to ask Chris if he did it or it was original.

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