William Hall & Son 8-Keyed Flute

Description (Brief)
This flute was made by William Hall & Son in New York, New York around 1848 to 1857. It is an 8-keyed flute made of rosewood with German silver ferrules and keys, and has an ivory head joint. This flute is stamped:

WILLIAM HALL & SON [/] 239 BROADWAY [/] N-YORK [/] GERMAN SILVER
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1848-1857
maker
Hall & Son, William
William Hall & Son
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
german silver (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 67.6275 cm x 4.1275 cm
overall: 26 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 67.31 cm x 4.445 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.29
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.29
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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