German 10-Keyed Flute

German 10-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)

This flute patterned after instruments made by Heinrich Friederich Meyer in Hannover, was made in Germany around 1890 to 1897. It is a 10-keyed flute with a rosewood body and has an ivory head and nickel silver ferrules and keys. This flute is marked:

NACH
H.F. MEYER
HANNOVER

Meyer flutes were so in demand that inexpensive copies were made that were often stamped “nach Meyer” (after or in the style of Meyer).

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flute
Date made
1890-1897
maker
Meyer, Heinrich Friedrich
place made
Germany: Lower Saxony, Hanover
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 in x 1 1/4 in; 71.12 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1983.0234.04
accession number
1983.0234
catalog number
1983.0234.04
Credit Line
Gift of Rev. Jeffrey Cave in honor of Sarah Hill Cave
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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