Baton

Baton

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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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
baton
date made
1878-1882
place made
United States
Physical Description
tulip-wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 3/8 in x 7/16 in; 44.1325 cm x 1.11125 cm
ID Number
MI.055752
accession number
11535
catalog number
055752
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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