Gerhard Hanken & Son Boehm System Flute

Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Hanken & Zoon (Gerhard Hanken & Son) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands around 1872-1889. It is a Boehm System flute, made of grenadilla with nickel silver keys and nickel silver head joint. It is stamped:

G. HANKEN & ZOON [/] ROTTERDAM
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1872-1889
maker
Hanken & Zoon
place made
Nederland: Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 1/2 in x 2 1/16 in; 67.31 cm x 5.23875 cm
overall: 26 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 67.31 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.21
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.21
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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