FLUTE GIORGI - WALLIS

An ebonite GIORGI FLUTE made by Joseph WALLIS & Son Ltd.

Late 19th. c.
Keyless model stamped:"Joseph WALLIS & Son Ltd. / GIORGI Patent / LONDON."
(Carlo Tomaso GIORGI, Firenze 1856 - 1953, inventor, acoustician and flute player.
The "Flauto Giorgi", announced in 1896, 11 holed keyless and held vertically, was
made in England by Wallis, to which firm he sold the British patent rights.)
See: W. Waterhouse: "the New Langwill Index", p 135.
This flute is in original signed case.
Length: 52,2 cm.