Flute, Carte system 1851 and Boehm's parabola, metal, made by Rudall Rose Carte & Co, London, England, 1851-1900.
Silver flute in three sections, the head section has a barrel mouth piece, with a wider diameter to the rest of the body, the barrel is engraved either side of the oval mouth hole with foliate and lines. The middle joint has the tuning barrel incorporated, it has 14 keyed holes, and markings engraved around the top. The foot joint has three keyed holes and decorative edging top and bottom.
Middle joint - engraved with the maker's mark and patent details. "COUNCIL & PRIZE MEDAL/ Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co./ Patentees/ 20 Charing Cross/ London/ Boehm's Parabola / Carte's Mechanism" .