Thomas Weygandt 4-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Thomas J. Weygandt in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1840 to 1861. It is a 4-keyed flute made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and nickel silver keys. This flute is stamped:

T.J. Weygand [/] No 18 No 8th St [/] Phila. [/] [lyre]

Thomas Jefferson Weygand (1800-1874) first learned the trade of a turner as a young man in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was fond of music and became a member of the “Artillerist Band,” organized in 1818 as part of the “Easton Artillerists.” Weygandt later moved to Philadelphia and made flutes and flageolets where he was active as a musical instrument maker from 1837 to 1870.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1844-1861
date made
1840-1861
maker
Weygandt, Thomas Jefferson
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 in x 1 1/8 in; 60.96 cm x 2.8575 cm
head joint: 3 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 9.8425 cm x 3.81 cm
upper center joint: 5 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 13.6525 cm x 3.175 cm
foot joint: 16 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 42.2275 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
1979.0165.01
catalog number
1979.0165.01
accession number
1979.0165
See more items in
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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