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by Longwll
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Value of silver in my flute
Replies: 2
Views: 6773

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: 821

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: 821

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: 872

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: 1706

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...