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Description (Brief)

This baton was made by an unknown maker in the United States, from 1878 to 1882, and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is made of tulip-wood.

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This item listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold as a Modèle de la Conservatoire baton (#6947) for $0.70.

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Object Name
date made
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United States
Physical Description
tulip-wood (overall material)
overall: 17 3/8 in x 7/16 in; 44.1325 cm x 1.11125 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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National Museum of American History
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