Alto Flute, Radcliff system, with case and cleaning rod, silver / leather / velvet / wood, made by Rudall Carte & Co Ltd, London, England, 1927, owned and played by Richard Chugg.
An alto flute in G, made of wood and silver, with a raised lip plate, which consists of four pieces, a flute head, a barrel, a flute middle and flute foot joint.
A flute cleaning rod, made of wood and metal, which consists of a wooden rod with a rectancular top with a rectangular hole in centre. Rod has finely turned grooves around the base and has a metal tube around middle.
With a case for alto flute, made of leather, metal and felt. Rectangular in shape it consists of a flat base and a curved top attached at one side with two brass hinges and with metal clasps at the other. Side of opening has a small key hole. Top of case has a small silver plate which is engraved with text and reads, 'C.RICHARD CHUGG'. Inside of case is lined with felt and contains spaces for the flute head, barrel, middle, foot and cleaning rod.
Serial No: 7080 also silver hall marks
Headjoint: Two silver hall marks - lion passant and leopard head.
Body: Front - "Rudall Cart & Co Ltd / 23 Berners Street / London W." Back - "R.C.& Co." and three silver hall marks - lion passant, leopard head and m. Serial no on back.
Foot: Hall marks as for headjoint.
Case: label in lid reads "Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. / 23 Berners Street / London".