Abel Siccama 10-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Abel Siccama in London, England around 1845 to 1862. It is a 10-keyed flute, serial #338, made of rosewood with silver ferrules and keys. This flute is stamped:

SICCAMA. [/] PATENTEE. [/] LONDON. [/] 338

Abel Siccama was awarded British Patent #10,553 on March 13, 1845 for “Improvements in the manufacture of flutes, and other musical instruments.”
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1845-1862
maker
Siccama, Abel
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 64.4525 cm x 4.445 cm
overall: 25 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 64.135 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.25
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.25
patent number
10,553
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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