Christopher Gerock 1-Keyed Flute

Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Christopher Gerock in London, England around 1805 to 1815. It is a 1-keyed flute made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and a brass key. This flute is stamped:

C. GEROCK [/] 76[/] BISHOPS GATE St. [/] LONDON
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1805-1815
maker
Gerock, Christopher
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 60.5 cm; 23 13/16 in
head joint: 9 in x 1 1/4 in; 22.86 cm x 3.175 cm
middle joint: 7 7/8 in x 1 1/16 in; 20.0025 cm x 2.69875 cm
foot joint: 8 15/16 in x 1 1/8 in; 22.70125 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
MI.377362
accession number
137059
catalog number
377362
Credit Line
Gift of Merle R. Wyman
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Flutes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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