Tenor 4-keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
The maker and provenance of this flute is unknown, and likely made in the late 19th century. It is a tenor 4-keyed flute with a body made of a light wood, silver ferrules and keys, and a veneered ebony head joint. The head joint and body are connected by a u-shaped metal tube, most likely from a brass wind instrument.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
late 19th century
unspecified
Brown, Mrs. John Crosby
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 68 cm; 26 3/4 in
overall: 26 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 67.6275 cm x 5.715 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
MI.231115
accession number
42736
catalog number
231115
Credit Line
Mrs. John Crosby Brown
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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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