Number Description Price
765
Louis Lot
742
Paris France
The original order reads: "Une flute Cyl. Corps & clés en argt. nouv. Diap. Clé de Sol# ancienne, Embouchure guilloché. No. 742. F400-" Thus this is a silver flute to C, pitched at A=435, with a now old-fashioned Dorus G#, and a beautifully engraved lipplate. No mention of the embouchure unie, which first shows up the next month on Brossa's flute #740. This embouchure is the simple style, with a thick plate. On this flute, the original B trill has been converted to the more modern Bb trill, and a very nice job it was, too. The pad washers have also been converted to the modern screw-and-washer type. The tone holes all appear to be of equal size.Sold.
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768
Boehm and Mendler

Munchen Germany
Sold.
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769
F. Bour

Paris France
This extraordinary open G# flute is an enigma. It is built to high, but not the highest, standards, and it marries some old and also some innovative features. The flute is a French model, yet with open G#. The trill is the later choice, to Bb. The thumb is standard French. The foot is to C. The tone holes are not graduated. The foot is Lot's new pinless design, without backclutch.Sold.
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770
Louis Lot
3314
Paris France
Full French model Boehm flute, with closed G#, and foot to C. Bb trill. This flute is built in what we have called for years the "Villette" system. Shortly after Louis Lot retired in 1876, Villette redesigned the flute. He split the strap, or rib, at the trill keys, and he changed the clutches to include adjustment screws. Looking at this today, next to a flute by Boehm and Mendler, I see that Villette actually took the German clutch with a two-piece back-clutch and adapted this to Lot's improved "armpit" clutch, now actually a "hanging T", adding Boehm's love of adjusting screws and removing Lotfroy's old F# connection at the back-clutch. Aesthetically, I have never approved of this system, and I was glad to see it dropped from the repertoire shortly after Debonneetbeau took over. However, this flute here is in the most perfect condition I have seen of this model. The set screws are all clean and unused, and the instrument looks and feels wonderful. I have recently heard raves about this model from Eldred Spell and others, so we are delighted this flute has come in. I think the proper term for this mechanism is Villette's Munich Model.Sold.
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771
C. Rive
Serial #356
Paris France
This flute is built in the French model Boehm System with open hole keys, closed G#, C foot, Bb trill. Louis Lot called this the Model 5.Sorry, sold 11/21/07
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