Simple System Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by an unknown maker in Germany or the United States around 1895 to 1905. It is a Simple System flute made of rosewood with nickel silver ferrules and keys.

The flute has a silver medallion engraved “John.”
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1895-1905
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 27 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 70.485 cm x 4.445 cm
overall: 27 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 70.485 cm x 4.445 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.33
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.33
Credit Line
Gift of James M. Swain
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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