Alfred G. Badger Boehm System Flute
- Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Alfred G. Badger in New York, New York around 1848 to 1875. It is a Boehm system flute made of rosewood with silver ferrules, keys, and embouchure plate. This flute is marked:
APPROV[ED] [/] No 201 [/] A.G. BADGER [/] NEW YORK
A. G. Badger of New York City was among the irst American to produce Boehm flutes. In the 1830's, German flutist Theobald Boehm had developed a new key and fingering system to increase the flute's volume of sound and to improve the intonation.
- In 1846, judges at the Massachusetts State Fair awarded Badger a silver medla for his two Boehm flutes and commended these instruments for being "in true tune and of beautiful workmanship."
- Currently not on view
- Date made
- Badger, Alfred G.
- place made
- United States: New York, New York
- Physical Description
- rosewood (overall material)
- silver (overall material)
- overall: 66.8 cm; 26 5/16 in
- flute: 26 7/8 in x 2 in; 68.2625 cm x 5.08 cm
- thumb rest: 1 5/16 in x 5/8 in; 3.33375 cm x 1.5875 cm
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- Credit Line
- Gift of Robert E. Seel
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History