Firth, Son & Co. 6-Keyed Flute

Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Firth, Son & Co. in New York, New York around 1863 to 1867. It is a 6-keyed flute made of rosewood with ivory ferrules and German silver keys. This flute is stamped:

FIRTH, SON & CO. [/] NEW YORK [/] GERMAN SILVER
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1863-1867
maker
Firth, Son & Co.
Firth, Son & Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Measurements
overall: 60.8 cm; x 23 15/16 in
head joint: 9 3/8 in x 1 1/16 in; 23.8125 cm x 2.69875 cm
middle joint: 8 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 21.2725 cm x 3.4925 cm
foot joint: 9 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 24.13 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
MI.64.012
accession number
249396
catalog number
64.012
Credit Line
Gift of Edith G. Berg
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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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