Edward V. Powell Fipple-Blown Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Edward V. Powell in Scarsdale, New York around 1943 to 1951. It is a fipple-blown flute made of ebony with silver ferrules, keys, and mouthpiece. This flute is marked:

E. V. POWELL [/] "CHROMETTE" [/] TRADEMARK U.S.PAT.2330379

Edward V. Powell received United States Patent #2,330,379, on September 28, 1943 for a “recorder” type instrument with keys to facilitate the playing of a chromatic scale of a range exceeding one to two octaves.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1943-1951
maker
Powell, E.V.
Powell, Edward V.
Physical Description
ebony (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 33.655 cm x 3.175 cm
overall: 13 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 33.655 cm x 3.175 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.14
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.14
patent number
2,330,379
Credit Line
Gift of James M. Swain
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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