8-key conical flute stamped Monro & May #763

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This flute is stamped with the Willis & Goodlad lyre emblem and has the plain silver band mounts at the crown and foot which were particularly fashionable in the 1820s. The flute has lined, silver-pinned blocks and characteristic C and long F key shafts associated with Willis. The photo below is a composite, so the proportions of the various sections are not accurately represented.

The distinctive Willis & Goodlad lyre is stamped on the footjoint.

The case is a standard early-mid nineteenth-century pattern and would have been bought in from an external supplier. Similar cases are found in association with flutes by many makers. The plaque is engraved 'J T' (possibly 'I T').