H. Bettoney Boehm System Flute

Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Harry Bettoney in Boston, Massachusetts around 1899 to 1901. It is a Boehm System flute, serial #342, made of stained rosewood with nickel silver keys. This flute is stamped:

H. BETTONEY [/] BOSTON. [/] ED.H.WURLITZER [/] 342
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1899-1901
maker
Bettoney, H.
Bettoney, H.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
head joint: 9 3/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 23.33625 cm x 3.175 cm
centre joint: 13 3/4 in x 2 in; 34.925 cm x 5.08 cm
foot joint: 5 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 13.335 cm x 3.175 cm
overall: 26 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 67.945 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.10
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.10
serial number
342
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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