Friedrich G. A. Kirst 1-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Friedrich Gabriel August Kirst in Potsdam, Germany around 1776 to 1778. It is a 1-keyed flute made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and crown cap, an ivory embouchure hole, and a silver key. This flute is stamped:

F.G.A.KIRST [/] POTSDAM
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1776-1778
maker
Kirst, Friedrich Gabriel A.
Kirst, Friedrich Gabriel A.
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 63.5 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
overall: 24 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 63.1825 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.01
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.01
Credit Line
Gift of James M. Swain
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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