Martin Frères 4-Keyed Flute

Description:

This flute was made by Martin Frères around 1878 to 1880, and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is a 4-keyed flute in D made of cocoa wood with German silver ferrules and key and an ivory embouchure. This flute is stamped:

[bee]
MARTIN FES
A
PARIS
MF

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This make and style of flute (#5339), as listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold for $18.30.

Date Made: 1878 - 1880

Maker: Martin Freres

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

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Credit Line: Gift of J. Howard Foote

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.055626Accession Number: 11535Catalog Number: 55626

Object Name: flute

Physical Description: coca wood (overall material)German silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24 1/16 in x 1 1/2 in; 61.11875 cm x 3.81 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-ee75-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1160913

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