Alfred G. Badger Boehm System Flute

Alfred G. Badger Boehm System Flute

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This flute was made by Alfred G. Badger in New York, New York around 1875 to 1892. It is a Boehm System flute, serial number 2511, made of silver with an ebonite lip plate. This flute is engraved:

A.G. Badger
J. Howard Foote
Sole Agent
New York & Chicago

This flute was sold through the shop of musical instrument dealer and importer, J. Howard Foote. It’s most likely the serial number on this flute was assigned by the Foote firm, as Badger rarely assigned serial numbers to his instruments.

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Object Name
Date made
Badger, Alfred G.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ebonite (overall material)
overall: 26 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 66.04 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of James M. Swain
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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