Theobald Boehm Flute

Description:

This flute was made by Theobald Boehm in Munich, Germany in 1848. It is a Boehm System flute, serial #4, made of silver with a wood lip plate and accessioned with a period case. This flute is engraved:

Th. Boehm
in
Munchen
4

Theobald Boehm (1794-1881) was a German inventor and musician best known for developing the modern flute and improved fingering system, known as the “Boehm system.” Boehm patented his new fingering system in 1847.

Date Made: 1848

Maker: Boehm, Theobald

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Bavaria, Munich

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Credit Line: Gift of James M. Swain

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1984.0070.01Accession Number: 1984.0070Catalog Number: 1984.0070.01

Object Name: flute

Physical Description: silver (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 25 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 65.405 cm x 3.81 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-326f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_606256

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