Ernest Challier 8-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Ernst Challier in Giessen, Germany around 1893 to 1897. It is an 8-keyed flute made of grenadilla with nickel silver ferrules and keys, and an ivory embouchure. This flute is stamped:

ERNST CHALLIER [/] GIESSIN
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1893-1897
maker
Challier, Ernst
Challier, Ernst
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Giessen
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 69.5 cm; x 27 3/8 in
overall: 27 in x 1 7/8 in; 68.58 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
MI.76.24
accession number
1977.0152
catalog number
76.24
Credit Line
Gift of Stanley J. Green
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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