The keys and rings are made from Nickel Silver. This flute has been stamped on the head and left hand section (see photos 7-8).The stamp on the left hand section reads G. BUTLER & SONS, 29 HAYMARKET, LONDON, AND DUBLIN. " Some of the longer keys bear the initials "H. This large holed flute plays for me at A = 440 Hz. With a slide extension of 10 mm. Intonation is good for a period instrument, with the A and B needing slight lipping down. I find it plays at its optimum with the head slightly turned out a few degrees.
This flute is easy to hold and finger, and plays with a bright and reedy tone. Certainly a good flute for Traditional Irish Music. The item "Antique Vintage Old Wooden 8 Key Cocus Irish Flute Butler London and Dublin" is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Flutes".
The seller is "ditchydoyle" and is located in LEEDS. This item can be shipped worldwide.