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English 7-Keyed Flute

English 7-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)

This flute was made by an unknown maker in England around 1795 to 1805. It is a 7-keyed flute, made of rosewood with silver ferrules and keys. This flute is stamped:

22 and READING

Charles Saust (1773 – ca. 1845) was born in Ballenstedt, Germany and by the early 19th century had moved to London. Saust was a prominent flute player and teacher, and composed and arranged music for flute. This flute was likely made using Saust’s specifications for sale in music shops.

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Object Name
Date made
Saust, Charles
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
silver (overall material)
overall: 26 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 66.04 cm x 3.81 cm x 4.445 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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