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Swanee

This instrument, a slide whistle, is funnily enough not uncommon, and is best-known under the name ‘lotus flute’.
Swanee
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Slide whistle
1927
England
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N/A
Ebonite
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27.7
Notes on this instrument

I was very happy to finally find a good swanee slide saxophone, in London. I was even more thrilled when I found the method book that came with it. I was in shock when I found out on the back page (seen below) that they actually made more instruments, because for me, that meant I also had to find those for my collection. Fortunately, that also worked out!

the original Swanee Sax method book, back page, with the mentioned advertisement
the original Swanee Sax method book, cover
with Leo van Oostrom, and Martien Maas at the piano, in Salzgitter, Germany, 2022

*) the construction year of this instrument is an estimate

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