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by Longwll
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: deford 12B
Replies: 1
Views: 2589

Re: deford 12B

Bruce Bailey on saxontheweb says it is "all silver" including mechanism but he also said the model 10 was, so I bought one, but I'm pretty sure he's wrong because I can see copper / brass on the worn keys.
by Longwll
Thu May 07, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Artley 36-0 in 1978
Replies: 1
Views: 12175

Re: Artley 36-0 in 1978

The ones made in Nogales are stamped "Nogales", (I have one) and are considered inferior. Yours, stamped "U.S.A." was made after they left Nogales and moved back to Elkhart and are presumably better, maybe as good as the earlier Wilkins.
by Longwll
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Value of silver in my flute
Replies: 2
Views: 8519

Re: Value of silver in my flute

Hi May I respectfully ask why you think they are coin silver? Interesting that they are not stamped "silver" And I just learned from Bruce Bailey that the crowns on the Gemeinhardt 3SS are plated. I wonder why? Silver was so cheap back then (and now again) And now I believe it because I just bought ...
by Longwll
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong model 85
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Re: Armstrong model 85

The Armstrong model 80 has a great reputation as being near-pro in quality.

Has anybody heard anything about the Armstrong 85? Same specs, different years (83--89)
by Longwll
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong model 85
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Armstrong model 85

I cannot find anything on the Armstrong model 85 from 1983.

I know is is open hole, b foot, sterling tube,

but I dont' know how it compares to the model 80 or any feedback at all on it's qualtity, etc.
by Longwll
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Silver content
Replies: 2
Views: 4185

Re: Silver content

Thanks.

I was just wondering, if an ALL silver flute weights 440 grams total, how much of that is silver, and how much of that is steel, felt, cork, etc. ?
by Longwll
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: FE Olds Special Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 2718

Re: FE Olds Special Flute

Hi I am also trying to find out about old F.E.Olds flutes. There is hardly anything on the web about them, but apparently they produced several high end professional flutes. I was trying to find out if the NS 75SB was ALL silver, including keywork and according to this website it is not. Only the SS...