Karl Mendler Boehm System Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Karl Mendler in Munich, Germany around 1881 to 1901. It is a Boehm System flute, made of stained rosewood with German silver ferrules, barrel, and keys. This flute is marked:

KARL MENDLER [/] MUNCHEN
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1888-1901
maker
Mendler, Karl
Mendler, Karl
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
german silver (overall material)
Measurements
head joint: 9 7/16 in x 1 3/16 in; 23.97125 cm x 3.01625 cm
centre joint: 12 7/8 in x 2 in; 32.7025 cm x 5.08 cm
foot joint: 5 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 13.0175 cm x 3.175 cm
overall: 25 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 65.405 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.08
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.08
Credit Line
Gift of James M. Swain
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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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