Treble flute in E-flat (Boehm system)

1970
W. T. Armstrong Co., Inc. (American, 1931–after 1950)


Object Place: Elkhart, Indiana, United States

Dimensions

Length 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.798

Medium or Technique

gold plated nickel silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In E-flat. Cylindrical bore. Gold-plated nickel silver body and keys; gold- plated silver head. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm system with open g-sharp’ key. Plastic hard- shell case with blue velvet lining. Metal cleaning rod.

Inscription

Engraved on headjoint: SILVER HEAD; engraved on bodyjoint: ARMSTRONG / ELKHART; stamped on reverse of bodyjoint: R8476

Provenance

1970, sold by the maker to Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina; 1986, gift of Higbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Dale Higbee