Simple System Flute


This flute was made by Otto Uebel in Erlbach, Germany around 1900 to 1925. It is a Simple System flute, made of rosewood with nickel silver ferrules, keys, and headjoint. This flute is stamped:


Date Made: 1900-1925

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Saxony, Erlbach

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Credit Line: Gift of James M. Swain

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0016.35Accession Number: 1985.0016Catalog Number: 1985.0016.35

Object Name: flute

Physical Description: rosewood (overall material)nickel silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 28 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 72.39 cm x 4.445 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_606245

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