Alto flute in G (Boehm system)

1971
W. T. Armstrong Co., Inc. (American, 1931–after 1950)


Object Place: Elkhart, Indiana, United States

Dimensions

Length 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.800

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In G. Cylindrical bore. Silver body and keys. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm system with open g-sharp’ key. Leather-covered hard-shell case with blue velvet lining and vinyl protective cover. Metal cleaning rod.

Inscription

Engraved on bodyjoint: HERITAGE / BY / ARMSTRONG / ELKHART; stamped on headjoint: H2231

Provenance

1986, gift of Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Dale Higbee