Wilhelm Staaden Walking Stick Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Wilhelm Staaden in Leun, Holland around 1775 to 1799. It is a 1-keyed flute in the shape of a walking stick, made of fruitwood with a brass tip and key, horn knob, and an ivory lined cord hole. This flute is stamped:

W [/] STAADEN [/] LEUN [/] 3
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1775-1799
unspecified
Brown, Mrs. John Crosby
maker
Staaden, W.
Physical Description
fruitwood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
horn (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 88.5 cm; x 34 13/16 in
flute, middle and head: 23 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 59.69 cm x 3.81 cm
flute, foot: 13 in x 1 9/16 in; 33.02 cm x 3.96875 cm
ID Number
MI.219092
accession number
41172
catalog number
219092
Credit Line
Mrs. John Crosby Brown
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Flutes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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