Boosey & Co. Old System Flute

Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Boosey & Co. in London, England around 1891. It is a Simple System flute, serial #13866, made of cocus wood with silver keys. It is stamped:

BOOSEY & CO [/] 13866

Only the foot joint is stamped Boosey & Co. This flute may be a composite of two or more instruments.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Boosey & Co.
Boosey & Co.
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
cocus wood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25 5/8 in x 2 in; 65.0875 cm x 5.08 cm
overall: 25 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 1/2 in; 64.77 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.32
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.32
serial number
13866
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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