German Boehm System Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by an unknown maker in Germany, around 1850 to 1880. It is a Boehm system flute made of silver with a rosewood embouchure, and crutch.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1850-1880
place made
Germany
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
rosewood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 66.5 cm; 26 3/16 in
head joint: 9 3/8 in x 1 in; 23.8125 cm x 2.54 cm
main body: 18 3/8 in x 2 in; 46.6725 cm x 5.08 cm
barrel: 1 13/16 in x 13/16 in; 4.60375 cm x 2.06375 cm
thumbrest: 1 3/8 in x 1/2 in; 3.4925 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
MI.309799
accession number
63880
catalog number
309799
Credit Line
Bequest of Thomson H. Alexander
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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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