William Schulze 12-Keyed Flute

William Schulze 12-Keyed Flute

Description (Brief)

This flute was made by William G. Schulze in New York, New York around 1880 to 1890. It is a 12-keyed flute made of rosewood with nickel silver ferrules and keys. This flute has a medallion that is engraved:

WM G.SCHULZE
MAKER
NEW YORK

William G. Schulze (1856- c1907) was a manufacturer and importer of clarinets, flutes and other musical instruments in New York. Schulze began his career as a student of musical instrument maker Alfred Badger, and worked in New Haven, Connecticut before opening up his shop in New York.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flute
Date made
1880-1890
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 in x 1 1/2 in; 71.12 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1983.0234.02
accession number
1983.0234
catalog number
1983.0234.02
Credit Line
Gift of Rev. Jeffrey Cave in honor of Sarah Hill Cave
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Music & Musical Instruments
Flutes
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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