English flageolet (English "improved" flageolet)

~ Wind instrument


working to improve on its design, the English flageolet had 6 finger holes in front and one thumb hole in the back.


from: England, United Kingdom
invented by: William Bainbridge (English instrument maker and inventor) (1803)
derivations: tin whistle
derived from: flageolet (french 16th century fipple flute)
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flageolett-Museum_für_Kunst_und_Gewerbe_Hamburg-2012.73.tif [info]