George Astor & Co. 6-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by George Astor & Co. in London, England around 1821 to 1831. It is a 6-keyed flute made of boxwood with ivory ferrules, and silver keys. This flute is marked:

G. ASTOR & Co. [/] 79 [/] CORNHILL [/] LONDON [/] [unicorn head] [/] PATENT
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1821-1831
unspecified
Church, Mrs. Emily North
maker
Astor and Company, George
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 67.2 cm; x 26 7/16 in
head joint: 21 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 54.2925 cm x 3.81 cm
foot joint: 6 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 17.145 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
MI.68.10
catalog number
68.10
accession number
277045
Credit Line
Gift of Emily North Church
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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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