This week, we went into the archives and found a price list from 1974. Hard to believe that was 40 years ago, but alas, time flies -- especially when you are making flutes. Times change as well, and 1974 was the first year the Powell offered the Cooper Scale for the Handmade and Commercial models with drawn tone holes. The Powell Scale, at that time, was offered for Handmade models with soldered tone holes. After being introduced as an option in 1974, the Cooper Scale was available on Powell models from 1974 - 1984. Follow this link to read our previous post on the introduction of the Cooper Scale at Powell.
Other items that were offered in 1974, as you can see from the price list, were an 18k gold lip plate, a left hand low B lever, and a metal piccolo headjoint. Another interesting option was that of either closed or open hole keys. Finally, you'll see in the section of "extra items" that a flute tie clasp and a flute pin were available. We haven't see any of these in the archive, so if you have one, please let us know in the comment section below!
|Powell flute with left hand low B lever.|