Rudall & Rose 9-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Rudall & Rose in London, England around 1832 to 1837. It is a 9-keyed flute, serial #3329, made of rosewood with silver ferrules and keys with specialized keywork on the upper joint. This flute is stamped:

RUDALL & ROSE [/] No. 15 PIAZZA [/] COVENT GARDEN [/] LONDON [/] 3329

This flute features the British Patent #6,338 awarded to George Rudall and John Mitchell Rose on November 27, 1832 for “Improvements on or in the construction of flutes,” specifically for an improvement in the tuning mechanism in the head joint.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1832-1837
maker
Rudall & Rose
Rudall & Rose
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 7/16 in x 1 7/8 in; 67.15125 cm x 4.7625 cm
overall: 26 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 3/4 in; 67.31 cm x 5.08 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.23
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.23
patent number
6,338
Credit Line
Gift of James M. Swain
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Flutes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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