Clinton Flutes

 

 

Clinton Flute by Potter, 1851 Exhibition.

 

Clintons flutes had a key system adapted from the Boehm flute but at the same time, they maintained a close relationship to the old eight-key flutes.

His 1848 model was manufactured by Henry Potter and produced in wood.

 

 

Clinton body made by Potter, 1850

 

In 1862 Clinton brought out a flute model with cylindrical bore and equally graduated tone holes which diminished in size towards the head. The instrument won a gold medal award at the London Exhibition but Clinton continued to modify the design bringing out his Equisonant model the following year.

 

 

 

Clinton Flute with cylindrical bore

 

 

 

Clinton Equisonant Flute body

 

 

 

 

Clintons Equisonant model flute

 

 

 

 

Clinton model Piccolo

 

 

 

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