The Wessel Flute

A new chapter unfolds

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1983

Stephen Wessel and John Webb

  • Two prototypes built in tandem    P1 & P2.
  •  “Webb & Wessel”
  • Seamed 925 tubes, stainless keywork, ebonite inlays, silicone rubber pads
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1984

First order for No. 3

  •  All rubber pads gradually replaced with conventional pads. Inlay material now in black acetal, later to black acrylic
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1986

Flute No. 11

  • First B foot
1990

John Webb retires

  • No 29. Last Webb & Wessel 
    Name change to
  • Stephen Wessel flutes
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1994

“Conservatory” Model

  • Cheaper but essentially the same.
  • Numbering system based on year, eg  9401, ..02,  ..03, ..04, 9501, ..02  etc. 
  • Eight flutes in total
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1998

Just Flutes

  • First direct retails sale of Wessel Flute
  • through Just Flutes
    2008

    No. 100

    • Article written for PAN (Sept 2008)
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      2009

      The Pronomos Flute

      • No 105. The Pronomos flute
        Aka the Complex flute
        Art in PAN
      • written by Julian Elvira
      2010

      New Article

      • Article for PAN 
      • “The Pronomos Flute”
      • written by Stephen Wessel
        2011

        The Power of Making

        • Exhibition at the V&A
        • written by Stephen Wessel
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        2012

        2012 Scale

        • Start using Wibb’s new scale
          2013

          Pan Article

          • Article about SW Flutes in PAN written by
          • Elisabeth Hobbs
          2017

          Engineers Workshop

          • Article in 3 parts for “Engineers Workshop” magazine written by Stephen Wessel
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            2019

            No 141. Last one

            • Stephen sold the business to Jonathan Myall
            2020

            Landscape magazine

            • Article in Landscape magazine by Diana Woolf
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                2023

                Re-launch

                • Pan Article
                • Wessel Flutes (re)launch
                2023

                Lauch Event

                • Stephen speaks at Jonathan Myall/Just Flutes Launch Event in London

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