1-Keyed Flageolet

1-Keyed Flageolet

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This flageolet was made by an undetermined maker in Germany, around 1878 to 1880, and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is a 1-keyed flageolet in B-flat made of grenadilla with an ivory beak, and German silver ferrules and key. There are 7 fingerholes and 1 thumbhole.

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This make and style of flageolet (#5432), as listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold for $36.00 per dozen.

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Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
German silver (overall material)
overall: 18 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 46.99 cm x 3.81 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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National Museum of American History
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