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History on old Emerson Flute

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I have an old Emerson flute. I've been told it's quite old, but I'm trying to find out if there is anything special about this model. The G# lever looks like this:

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This odd G# lever, plus the different sized G keys is what makes this stand out as different.

Serial: C65044, with a number "1" under the serial. It also says ELD Emerson USA on the body.

Does anyone know anything about this particular design, why it's like this and if there is any significance to it?
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It is a basic model one student flute with a RF (Ray Fabrizio) mod. The lower G hole is smaller to make high E easier without the trouble of a split E. The G# key needs to be elongated to go around the small hole. I think it was a $5 option but nothing really special value wise on a beginner flute. Judging from the crown, it would be sometime in the 1983-92 region. I use it on my flutes that are for sax players:[email protected]/tags/bis/
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