Boosey & Co. Old System Flute


This flute was made by Boosey & Co. in London, England around 1891. It is a Simple System flute, serial #13866, made of cocus wood with silver keys. It is stamped:


Only the foot joint is stamped Boosey & Co. This flute may be a composite of two or more instruments.

Date Made: 1891

Maker: Boosey & Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

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Credit Line: Gift of James M. Swain

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0016.32Accession Number: 1985.0016Catalog Number: 1985.0016.32Serial Number: 13866

Object Name: flute

Physical Description: cocus wood (overall material)silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 25 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 1/2 in; 64.77 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_606242

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