Alfred G. Badger Boehm System Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Alfred G. Badger in New York, New York around 1875 to 1892. It is a Boehm System flute, serial number 2511, made of silver with an ebonite lip plate. This flute is engraved:

A.G. Badger [/] MAKER [/] NEW YORK [/] J. Howard Foote [/] Sole Agent [/] New York & Chicago [/] 2511

This flute was sold through the shop of musical instrument dealer and importer, J. Howard Foote. It’s most likely the serial number on this flute was assigned by the Foote firm, as Badger rarely assigned serial numbers to his instruments.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1875-1892
maker
Badger, Alfred G.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ebonite (overall material)
Measurements
flute: 26 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 66.675 cm x 4.1275 cm
ring: 1 11/16 in x 1 in; 4.28625 cm x 2.54 cm
overall: 26 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 66.04 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.20
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.20
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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