Graves & Co. 6-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Graves & Co. in Winchester, New Hampshire around 1830 to 1850. It is a 6-keyed flute made of cocus wood with ivory ferrules and silver keys. This flute is stamped:

[eagle] [/] GRAVES & Co. [/] WINCHESTER [/] N.H. [/] [lyre]
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1830-1850
unspecified
Smith, Mrs. Howard
maker
Graves & Co.
Graves & Co.
place made
United States: New Hampshire, Winchester
Physical Description
cocus wood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 60.6 cm; x 23 7/8 in
overall: 24 in x 1 11/16 in; 60.96 cm x 4.28625 cm
ID Number
MI.59.0058
accession number
220965
catalog number
59.0058
Credit Line
The Strong Collection, Gift of Mrs. Howard Leland Smith
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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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