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Rudall, Rose & Carte "1851" System Flute

Rudall, Rose & Carte "1851" System Flute

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Description (Brief)

This flute was made by Rudall, Rose & Carte in London, England around 1852 to 1854. It is an “1851” system flute made of silver with ornamental engraving on the head joint. This flute is engraved:

Council & Prize Medal.
Rudall, Rose & Carte.
Patentees.
100. New Bond Street.
London.
Boehm's Cylinder.
Carte's Mechanism.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flute
Date made
1852-1854
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 64.135 cm x 4.445 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1985.0016.19
accession number
1985.0016
catalog number
1985.0016.19
Credit Line
Gift of James M. Swain
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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