Emil Rittershausen Boehm System Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Emil Rittershausen in Berlin, Germany around 1876 to 1927. It is a Boehm System flute made of ebony with silver ferrules and keys. This flute is stamped:

[Prussian eagle] [/] E. RITTERSHAUSEN [/] BERLIN [/] CARL [/] FISCHER [/] NEW-YORK [six-pointed star]

Carl Fischer was the exclusive sales agent for Emil Rittershausen flutes in the United States and Canada.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1876-1927
unspecified
MacDonald, Mrs. Bonnie
maker
Rittershausen, Emil
Rittershausen, Emil
place made
Deutschland: Berlin, Berlin
Physical Description
ebony (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 66.1 cm; x 26 in
head joint: 9 1/4 in x 1 3/16 in; 23.495 cm x 3.01625 cm
foot joint: 17 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 45.4025 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
MI.65.0810
catalog number
65.0810
accession number
258892
Credit Line
Gift of Bonnie Jean McDonald Hartman
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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