4-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by Richard John Bilton in London, England around 1826 to 1856. It is a 4-keyed flute made of boxwood with ivory ferrules and silver keys. This flute is stamped:

BILTON [/] LONDON [/] [unicorn head] [/] 93 WESTMINSTER- [/] BRIDGE ROAD
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1826-1856
unspecified
Brown, Howard M.
maker
Bilton, Richard John
Bilton, Richard John
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 60 cm; x 23 5/8 in
overall: 24 in x 1 1/4 in; 60.96 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
MI.66.081
catalog number
66.081
accession number
261637
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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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