1-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Geib in New York, New York, around 1821 to 1827. It is a 1-keyed flute made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and a brass key. This flute is stamped:

GEIB [/] 23 [/] MAIDENLANE [/] NEW-YORK
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1821-1827
maker
Geib
Geib
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 57.5 cm x 17.2 cm; x 22 5/8 in x 6 3/4 in
head joint: 8 15/16 in x 1 1/8 in; 22.70125 cm x 2.8575 cm
foot joint: 14 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 37.7825 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
MI.65.0623
accession number
1991.0406
catalog number
65.0623
Credit Line
Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania
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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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