Boehm System Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Carl Schreiber in Markneukirchen, Germany, 1920s. It is a Boehm System flute, serial #1621, made of stained rosewood with silver ferrules and keys and features a winged head joint made of silver. This flute is stamped:

CARL SCHREIBER [/] SOLE AGENTS: [/] LYON & HEALY [/] CHICAGO [/] 1621

Carl August Schreiber (1871-1931) was a German woodwind maker whose company flourished from 1898 into the early 20th century. His flutes were sold in the United States exclusively by Lyon & Healy in Chicago, Illinois.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1920s
maker
Schreiber, Carl
place made
Deutschland: Sachsen, Markneukirchen
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
head joint: 9 5/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 23.65375 cm x 3.175 cm
foot joint: 18 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 47.625 cm x 5.3975 cm
ring: 1 3/16 in x 1 1/8 in; 3.01625 cm x 2.8575 cm
ring: 9/16 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.42875 cm x 2.8575 cm
overall: 26 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 1/2 in; 67.31 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.12
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.12
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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