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Bainbridge, Williamlocked

  • Philip Bate
  •  and William Waterhouse

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(d 1831). English woodwind instrument inventor, maker and player and music publisher. Having originally trained as a turner, he began his career playing oboe, flute and flageolet at two London theatres. As maker, his first patent was in 1803 for a new model of ‘English flageolet’, which, by changing the fingering of the tonic from six to three fingers, led in about ...

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W. Waterhouse: The New Langwill Index: a Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors