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.
Currently not on view
Date made
late 19th century
Brown, Mrs. John Crosby
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
metal (overall material)
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
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Mrs. John Crosby Brown
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Data Source
National Museum of American History