Last night I was reading “A Popular Account of Ancient Musical Instruments and Their Development: As Illustrated by Typical Examples in the Galpin Collection at Hatfield, Broad Oak, Essex” By William Lynd.
Yes, I have a fascinating life.
This book was published by J. Clarke in 1897. I do not know if J. Clarke was any relation to the founder of the Clarke Tinwhistle Company.
This ad was in the back of the book:
The embouchure the player is using in the illustration is a bit unclear. I also question whether the artist accurately portrayed the mouthpiece. This may have been an end-blown flute like a kaval or ney but it also might have had a fipple mouthpiece like a whistle.
Either way it is an interesting instrument. Has anyone ever seen one of these?