Boehm System Flute

Boehm System Flute

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Description (Brief)

This flute was made by Carl Schreiber in Markneukirchen, Germany, 1920s. It is a Boehm System flute, serial #1621, made of stained rosewood with silver ferrules and keys and features a winged head joint made of silver. This flute is stamped:

CARL SCHREIBER
SOLE AGENTS:
LYON & HEALY
CHICAGO
1621

Carl August Schreiber (1871-1931) was a German woodwind maker whose company flourished from 1898 into the early 20th century. His flutes were sold in the United States exclusively by Lyon & Healy in Chicago, Illinois.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flute
Date made
1920s
place made
Germany: Saxony, Markneukirchen
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 1/2 in; 67.31 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.12
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.12
Credit Line
Gift of James M. Swain
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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