8-Keyed Flute

8-Keyed Flute

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This flute was made in Germany around 1878 to 1880 and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is an 8-keyed flute in D made of grenadilla with German silver ferrules and keys, and an ivory embouchure.

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This make and style of flute (#5358), as listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold for $29.75.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flute
Date made
1878-1880
place made
Germany
Physical Description
grenadilla (overall material)
German silver (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 67.6275 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
MI.055630
accession number
11535
catalog number
055630
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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