1795 German (Potsdam) Transverse flute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "Kirst was one of the foremost German flute makers of his generation. The instrument comes with four exchangeable upper-middle sections to tune the flute in different pitches, and an additional C-foot for the notes c-sharp and c."
1813 French Transverse flute in D-flat at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "Claude Laurent, a Parisian watchmaker and mechanic, invented the technology to produce glass flutes that became an early 19th century novelty. He used lead crystal and other types of glass to make white, cobalt blue, and uranium green flutes."
This flute signifies Hamlet's reference in the quote "...do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what instrument you will..you cannot play upon me." This refers to Hamlet's recollection of Rozencrantz and Guildenstern and their lies. He knows what they are doing and says that they can not fool him and play him so easy, just like a flute.
Baroque Musical Instruments in Cincinnati Ohio-catacoustic.com-Baroque flute, the sound is sweeter and softer than the modern flute...The flute player, incidentally, is Kim Pineda, a wonderful virtuoso and all-round nice guy!