Simple System Flute

Simple System Flute

Description (Brief)
This flute was made by an unknown maker in Germany or the United States around 1895 to 1905. It is a Simple System flute made of rosewood with German silver ferrules and keys.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
german silver (overall material)
overall: 28 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 71.12 cm x 4.445 cm x 3.81 cm
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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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