Firth, Pond & Co. 4-Keyed Flute

Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Firth, Pond & Co. in New York, New York around 1847 to 1863. It is a 4-keyed flute made of boxwood with ivory ferrules, and brass keys. This flute is marked:

FIRTH POND & CO. [/] FRANKLIN SQe. [/] N-YORK
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1847-1863
maker
Firth, Pond & Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 60.2 cm; x 23 11/16 in
head joint: 15 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 39.37 cm x 3.175 cm
foot joint: 8 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 20.955 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
MI.68.08
catalog number
68.08
accession number
276733
Credit Line
Gift of Josephine Cobb
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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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