Firth, Pond & Co. 1-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Firth, Pond & Co. in New York, New York around 1828 to 1853. It is a 1-keyed flute made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and a brass key. This flute is stamped:

I. D. SHEPPARD [/] BUFFALO [/] FIRTH POND & CO. [/] FRANKLIN SQ. [/] N-YORK

James D. Shepard was a music dealer in Buffalo, New York from 1828 to 1853, and subsequently in a partnership with Hugh Cottier until 1860.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1847-1863
maker
Firth, Pond & Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 60.5 cm; x 23 13/16 in
overall: 23 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 60.325 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
MI.65.1316
catalog number
65.1316
accession number
261080
Credit Line
Gift of Robert E. Sheldon
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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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