Concert flute with case and accessories, ebonite / metal / wood / fabric, made by Clewin Harcourt, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, [1913-1960]
Boehm system concert flute in C with ebonite body and silver keys throughout, made in three sections (head joint, middle joint and foot joint). Headjoint made in two sections consisting of the head proper and joined to a bell-shaped barrel. Head is metal lined with tube protruding from lower end to fit into upper tenon of middle joint. Wooden raised lip plate encircles tube. Silver ring below end cap and at lower end of joint. Mid joint has all holes covered by silver keys. Flat metal thumb plate for right hand. Ebonite tenon at upper end lined with metal and covered with two metal rings. Lower tenon is covered with cork and a metal ring. Foot joint has three covered holes for D, C sharp and C. Silver ring at each end of joint. No marks on this joint.
In hand made dark timber varnished case. Lid of case cracked. Rust coloured thick ribbed corduroy lining. Wooden cleaning rod with small screwdriver fitted into handle, housed in lid and attached by crudely made wooden supports. Case also contains small metal shafted brush, ebonite ring and wooden handled adjustment tool.
Headjoint stamped "Harcourt" on barrel section and near mouth hole and on back of lip plate.
Upper mid joint stamped "H".
Case: "Clewin Harcourt/Vulcanite Flute" (hand written in ink on underside of case)