The one I was posting about above is not a Wilkins.
I realize that this is what the thread was originally about,
but I thought it might be a good general Artley discussion
Here's what a Wilkins looks like:
It is distinct by having "Artley" written cross-wise on the
main body neck, and also on the head joint.
Mine is probably a normal flute but with a solid head joint,
which I think makes it sound superior to, for example, my
Yamaha 281 which has the nickle or whatever metal head.
btw: it was designed to be made that way, which I assume from
how each section, including the head, have matching ser. #'s.
I should add that the Artley is considerably heavier and,
that combined with the duller silver, probably has a deadening
affect, which would negate the buzziness that the Yamaha has.
So, this may be what I perceive as "superior" which is a cleaner
sound, at least to my ears.