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Flutes, Piccolos, and Fifes

  • Flutes, Piccolos, and Fifes - Slide

  • Flute

    about 1700

    Marked by Chevalier, French

    Description

    Body of boxwood in three parts: head (with long cap), body, and foot. Ferrules of ivory. One trapezoidal key (Young type H) of brass (d-sharp1), mounted on ring with spring attached to wood.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 69.4 cm (27 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1846

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  • Flute

    about 1750

    Thomas Lot III, 1708–1787

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: head (later), upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type A) of silver (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATW.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 64.6 cm (25 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1850

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  • Flute

    1769

    Caleb Gedney, English, active 1754–1769 English

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap with cork-adjustment screw. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Three interchangeable upper bodyjoints. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Six square keys (Young type F: c', c-sharp', and d-sharp'; Young type A: f', g-sharp', and b-flat') of silver, mounted on blocks (c' and c-sharp' mounted on ring and blocks; d-sharp' mounted on ring) with SATK. Mahogany case with green cloth lining and wood- handled swab with sponge heads. Sounding lengths: with section #3 = 578.5 mm; #4 = 599 mm; #5 = 609 mm

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67.9 cm (26 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1983.330

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  • Flute

    about 1750–75

    Probably by Baldassarre Biglioni, Italian, 1719–before 1793...

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap with boxwood cork-adjustment screw. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. Two trapezoidal keys (Young type H) of silver (c-sharp' and d- sharp'). Key for c-sharp' mounted on ring and block with SATK; d-sharp' mounted on ring with SATW.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 63.4 cm (24 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1852

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  • Flute

    1750–1800

    Johann Friedrich Engelhard, about 1730–1801

    Description

    Music: Poco Adagio from Sonata in A Major for Unaccompanied Flute by Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, 1747 (performed by Peter H. Bloom)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 66.4 cm (26 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1989.136

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  • Flute

    1750–1800

    Marked by I. H. Hoffman, German German

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished ebony. Ivory rings and headcap (originally with cork-adjustment screw?). Made in four parts: head, upper and lower body joints and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type F) of silver, mounted on ring with SATK

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 61.9 cm (24 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Blackwood, ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1853

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  • Flute

    about 1780

    Pietro Grassi Florio, Italian (active in England), about...

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Bore of headjoint, lower bodyjoint and footjoint lined with blackwood (later?). Ivory rings, headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw, and embouchure bushing. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Six square keys (Young type F) of silver (c', c-sharp', d-sharp', f, g-sharp', and b-flat'), mounted on blocks (c' and c-sharp' mounted on ring and blocks; d-sharp' mounted on ring with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 66.9 cm (26 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1989.295

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  • Flute

    about 1785

    George Miller, English, active about 1765–after 1790 English

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Six interchangeable upper bodyjoints. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Four square keys (Young type F) of silver (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and b-flat'), mounted on blocks (d-sharp' key mounted on ring) with SATW. Painted wood case with green cloth lining. Sounding lengths: with section #1 = 562 mm; #2 = 554 mm; #3 = 546 mm; #5 = 528 mm; #6 = 520 mm

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 63.3 cm (24 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1981.405

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  • Flute

    about 1785–1800

    Richard Potter, English, 1726–1806 English

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Slightly elliptical embouchure (altered?). Six finger holes. One square key (not original) of brass (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.7 cm (23 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    55.4164

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  • Flute

    about 1800

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes (the f-sharp' hole enlarged). Four square? keys (Young type F), of brass (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and b-flat) mounted on blocks (d-sharp' mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 59.6 cm (23 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1849

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  • Flute

    early 19th century

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Ivory, with incised lines and circles in red and black. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Each joint is made up of several pieces; the lower headjoint and footjoint have screw-thread connections. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One rectangular key of silver (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 57.5 cm (22 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1847

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  • Flute

    about 1804–15

    Christopher Gerock, English (born in Germany), active 1804–1837...

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One square key (Young type F) of brass (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.1 cm (23 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1980.647

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  • Flute

    about 1810

    William Henry Potter, English, 1760–1848 English

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Ivory. Silver rings. Ivory headcap with graduated cork- adjustment screw. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Elliptical embouchure (slightly irregular). Six fingerholes. Eight round silver keys (c', c-sharp', d-sharp', f' x 2, g-sharp', b-flat', and c''), mounted on blocks (c' and c-sharp' mounted on ring and blocks; d-sharp' mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 65.5 cm (25 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1848

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  • Flute

    about 1815–19

    Astor & Horwood, English, active 1815–1819 English

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Tin-plated brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Circular embouchure. Six fingerholes. Six round keys of silver (c', c-sharp', d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and b-flat') with pewter plugs, their toneholes bushed with metal. Keys mounted on blocks with brass plate linings (c' and c-sharp' mounted on ring and blocks; d-sharp' mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 64.2 cm (25 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1851

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  • Flute

    about 1818–21

    John, Adam and William Geib, English (active in the United...

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Nearly circular embouchure. Six finger holes. One rectangular key (with semi-circular notch on either side of touchpiece) of brass (d- sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.2 cm (23 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1977.67

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  • Flute

    about 1820

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Two square keys (Young type A) of brass (c-sharp' and d-sharp'), mounted on blocks with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 64.1 cm (25 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1977.68

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  • Flute

    about 1820

    Meacham & Co., American, 1806–1832 American

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One rectangular key (Young type F) of brass (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK. Old, but not original, mahogany case with cloth lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 61.1 cm (24 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Maple, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1982.227

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  • Flute

    about 1825

    Meacham & Co., American, 1806–1832 American

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Four round keys (Young type S) of brass (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and b-flat'), mounted on blocks (d-sharp' key mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.9 cm (24 in.)

    Medium

    Maple, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1977.8

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  • Flute

    1800–25

    Clementi & Co., English, active 1802–1831 English

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Fruitwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One square key (Young type F) of silver (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK. Includes clip-on mouthpiece of pewter.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 59.4 cm (23 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Fruitwood, ivory, silver, pewter

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1979.550

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  • Flute

    about 1830

    Distributed by John Ashton, American, 1813–1849 American

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light yellow-brown. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Four domed keys of brass (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and b-flat'), mounted on blocks (d-sharp' mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 59.5 cm (23 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Maple, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1975.367

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  • Flute

    about 1830

    Labeled Droüet, French, 18th century French

    Description

    Ivory with silver ferrules and keys

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 66.2 cm (26 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    2005.592

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  • Flute

    about 1830

    Firth, Hall & Pond, American, active in 1821–1847 American

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap with ivory cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Eight cupped keys of silver (c', c-sharp', d-sharp', f' x 2, g-sharp', b-flat', and c''), mounted on posts with SATK. Old (original?) storage case.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67 cm (26 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Rosewood, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1983.261

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  • Flute

    1800–50

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Horn rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type F) of silver (d-sharp'), mounted on block with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 61 cm (24 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, horn, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1854

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  • Flute

    1837

    Claude Laurent, French, active 1805–1848 French

    Description

    Body of crystal glass, cut with eight flutes. Made in three parts: head, body, and foot. Body and foot join with screw threads; head and body join with socket and tenon. Ferrules of silver. Headcap inset with mother-of-pearl. Five cupped keys of silver (d-sharp1, f1, g-sharp1, b-flat1, and c2), mounted on posts. Original partitioned case of mahogany, lined with red embossed paper. Cork-grease container of wood, wood-handled screwdriver, swab of green cloth on cloth-wrapped wire handle, and key for locking case.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 61.6 cm (24 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Crystal glass, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1994.241

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  • Flute (1832 Boehm system)

    about 1845

    Rudall & Rose, English, active 1821–1852 English

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished cocuswood. Silver rings and headcap. Metal liner in headjoint and barrel and patent tuning mechanism operated by headcap. Made in three parts: headjoint/barrel (connected by tuning mechanism), bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. 1832 Boehm system with ring- keys and open g-sharp' key.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 66.4 cm (26 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Cocuswood, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1989.204

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  • Flute

    about 1850

    Jacob David Helwert, German, 1812–1866 German

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light brown. Horn rings. Blackwood (?) headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Seven round keys (Young type S) and nine touchpieces of brass (c', c-sharp', d-sharp', f' with 2 touchpieces, g-sharp', b-flat' with 2 touchpieces, and c''), mounted on blocks with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67.6 cm (26 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Maple, horn, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1978.490

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  • Keyless flute

    1850–1900

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Mahogany, varnished light brown. Ivory rings. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint with a finger-hole for the. right little finger. An adjustable cork with a threaded stem and ivory depth indicator; moved by means of the threaded head-cap. Elliptical embouchure and ten finger-holes; the hole nearest to the embouchure and covered by the left thumb is made in two circular segments, with a dividing bridge slightly inclined to accomodate the thumb. On the center-line of the fourth hole (counting from the foot-joint), and at an angle of 90 degrees to it, is a threaded hole stopped by a plug with a circular nut, which is prevented from rotating by an ivory eyelet with a small square-headed ivory set-screw.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 60.5 cm (23 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Mahogany, ivory

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1866

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  • Flute

    1853

    Alfred G. Badger, American, 1814/15–1892 American

    Description

    Includes leather-covered wood case and silver cork grease container.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67.5 cm (26 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Cocuswood, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    2006.1357

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  • Flute

    about 1856

    Vincent Hypolite Godfroy, French, 1806–1868 French

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Overall: 66.7 cm (26 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Cocuswood, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    2010.620

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  • Flute

    late 19th century

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished blackwood. Nickel silver rings. Blackwood cap with wood and nickel silver cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in four parts: headjoint, barrel, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Nine cupped keys and ten touchpieces of nickel silver (Meyer system: b, c', c-sharp', d-sharp', f' x 2, g-sharp', b-flat' with 2 touchpieces, and c''), mounted on posts. Original leather-covered case with gold-embossed decoration (including lyre in center) and red cloth lining. Small blackwood cork-grease container (empty) and five extra keypads.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 70.5 cm (27 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Blackwood, nickel silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1981.391

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  • Flute

    late 19th century

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood (?). Nickel silver rings. Rosewood headcap with cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in five parts: headjoint, barrel, upper bodyjoint, lower bodyjoint and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Eight cupped keys and eight touchpieces of nickel silver (Meyer system: c', c-sharp', d-sharp', f' x 2, g-sharp', b-flat', and c''), mounted on posts. Original leather-covered wood case with leather lining. Mutlicolored cotton mop-type swab with mahogany handle.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Rosewood?, nickel silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1981.751

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  • Flute

    late 19th century

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood; ivory headjoint. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap, with circular inserts of ivory and silver, and cork- adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in four parts: headjoint, barrel, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Circular embouchure with raised flanges at each side. Six finger holes. Thirteen cupped keys (fourteen touchpieces) of nickel silver (Meyer system: b, c', c-sharp', d-sharp', f' x 2, g-sharp' x 2, b-flat' with 2 touchpieces, c'' x 2, d-trill, and e-trill, mounted on posts. Modern hardshell case with cloth lining.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 71.1 cm (28 in.)

    Medium

    Rosewood, ivory, nickel silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1975.346

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  • Flute

    1880s

    Alfred G. Badger, American, 1814/15–1892 American

    Description

    Foot for low B-flat. Includes leather-covered wood case.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 75.4 cm (29 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    2006.1356

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  • Flute

    1888

    Rudall, Carte & Company, English, active about 1872–1955 English

    Description

    Cylindrical-bore body of silver with foliate engraving on barrel headjoint. Closed G-sharp key. Gold key springs. Alternate headjoint of cocuswood with fittings of silver. Protective sleeves of silver for both headjoints. Includes original leather covered hardshell case with cleaning rod of cocuswood and nickel silver (concealing small screwdriver), cork-grease container, crutch, and key for case. A=452 cps.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 64.7 cm (25 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Silver, cocuswood

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    2004.480

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  • Flute (Boehm system)

    1945

    William S. Haynes Co., Inc., American, 1900–present American

    Description

    In C. Cylindrical bore. Silver body and keys. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm-system French model with open g-sharp' key, c-sharp'' trill key, and low-b footjoint with "gizmo." Protective metal sleeves for tenons of headjoint and bodyjoint. Leather-covered hard-shell case with red velvet lining and canvas protective cover. Metal cleaning rod.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 71 cm (27 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1986.799

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  • Flute (Boehm system)

    1972

    Verne Q. Powell, Inc., American, 1927–present American

    Description

    In C. Cylindrical bore. 14 kt yellow gold body and keys. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm-system Cooper-scale French model with open g-sharp' key, and low-b footjoint with "gizmo." Leather-covered hard-shell case with blue velvet lining and vinyl protective cover. Metal cleaning rod.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 71 cm (27 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Gold

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1985.931

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  • Treble flute in F

    about 1810–12

    D'Almaine & Company, English, active 1836–1866 English

    Description

    In F. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type F) of brass (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 44.7 cm (17 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1862

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  • Treble flute in E-flat

    early 19th century

    Description

    In E-flat. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light yellow-brown. Horn rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type A) of brass (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 52.4 cm (20 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Maple, horn, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1861

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  • Treble flute in F

    1829–32

    Asa Hopkins, 1779–1838

    Description

    In F. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One key (d- sharp'), missing, mounted on ring with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 45.9 cm (18 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1989.270

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  • Treble flute in E-flat (Boehm system)

    1970

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

    Description

    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.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    gold plated nickel silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1986.798

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  • Alto flute (flûte d'amour)

    about 1720–30

    Johann Wilhelm Oberlender I, German, 1681–1763

    Description

    In A (?). Conoidal bore. Boxwood, stained yellow-brown. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One trapezoidal key (Young type J) of brass (d'-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATW.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 73.5 cm (28 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1855

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  • Alto flute in F

    about 1810

    William Bainbridge, English, active 1803–1834 English

    Description

    In F. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, stained gray-brown. Ivory rings and headcap with cork-adjustment screw. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure with ivory bushing. Six fingerholes. Six domed keys of silver-plated bronze (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', b-flat', c'', and octave key) mounted on blocks with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 91.1 cm (35 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, silver-plated bronze

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1859

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  • Alto flute in G (flauto di voce)

    1811

    Wigley & McGregor, English, 1811–1825 English

    Description

    In G. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoint, and footjoint. Headjoint made from block of oval cross-section, with two parallel bores connected by a passage and covered by oval ivory plate with cork stopper. Ivory headcap with cork-adjustment screw. Upper bodyjoint has circular hole (15 mm. diameter), located 32 mm. above c-sharp'' fingerhole (measured from centers of holes). Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes, bored obliquely, those for e' and c-sharp'' stopped by open-standing keys. Four additional round keys of silver- plated brass (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and b-flat'), mounted on blocks (d-sharp' mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, silver-plated brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1857

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  • Bass flute in C

    1811–16

    Wigley & McGregor, English, 1811–1825 English

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, stained dark yellow-brown. Ivory rings. Made in six parts: headjoint of three pieces (two straight sections joined by U-shaped brass tube), upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes, those for e', g', a' and c-sharp'' stopped by open-standing keys and bushed with brass. Four additional round keys (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and b-flat') of brass, mounted on blocks (d-sharp' mounted on ring) with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 87.2 cm (34 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1858

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  • Alto flute in G

    about 1815

    William Henry Potter, English, 1760–1848 English

    Description

    In A (?). Conoidal bore. Varnished ebony. Ivory tips and headcap with graduated cork-adjustment screw. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. Four round keys of silver (d-sharp', f', g-sharp', and b-flat), with pewter plugs, their toneholes bushed with silver. Keys mounted on blocks with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Blackwood, ivory, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1856

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  • Alto flute in G (Boehm system)

    1971

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

    Description

    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.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1986.800

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  • Piccolo

    early 19th century

    Description

    In D-flat. Conoidal bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Ivory rings and headcap. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. One square key (Young type C) of brass (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 29.7 cm (11 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1979.549

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  • Piccolo (Boehm system)

    late 19th century

    George Winfield Haynes, 1866–1947

    Description

    In ?. Conoidal bore. Varnished blackwood body; silver headjoint. Silver rings. Made in two parts: headjoint and bodyjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm system with open g-sharp' key. Protective plastic sleeve (not original?) for metal tenon of bodyjoint. Leather-covered hard-shell case with red velvet lining and cloth protective cover. Metal cleaning rod.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 31.9 cm (12 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Blackwood, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1986.797

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  • Piccolo

    about 1925

    Jean Martin, French, died about 1553 French

    Description

    In ?. Conoidal bore. Varnished rosewood body; ivory headjoint. Silver rings. Rosewood headcap with wood and nickel silver cork-adjustment screw. Brass liner in headjoint and barrel. Made in three parts: headjoint, barrel, and bodyjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes. Six cupped keys of silver (d-sharp', f' x 2, g-sharp', b-flat', and c''), mounted on posts with SATK.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 29.9 cm (11 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Rosewood, ivory, nickel silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1984.304

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  • Fife

    about 1800

    Valentine Metzler, English, died in 1833 English

    Description

    In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Boxwood, varnished light yellow-brown. Brass ferrules. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Circular embouchure. Six fingerholes.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1860

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  • Fife

    about 1800

    Description

    In A. Cylindrical bore. Varnished maple. Brass ferrules. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Circular embouchure with bone or ivory inset. Six finger holes. Tin clip-on mouthpiece.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 41.6 cm (16 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Maple, brass, ivory, tin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1981.316

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  • Fife

    about 1820

    Distributed by Klemm & Brothers, American, 1819–about 1880...

    Description

    In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Varnished fruitwood. Brass ferrules. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 37.1 cm (14 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Fruitwood, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1975.368

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  • Fife

    about 1870

    George Cloos, American, about 1836–1910 American

    Description

    In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Varnished rosewood. Nickel silver ferrules with two concentric engraved lines. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 39.6 cm (15 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Rosewood, nickel silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1981.393

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  • Fife

    1850–75

    Description

    In D-sharp. Cylindrical bore. Varnished rosewood. Brass ferrules with three concentric engraved lines. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 36.7 cm (14 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Rosewood, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1981.392

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  • Fife

    1850–1900

    Description

    In C. Cylindrical bore. Varnished blackwood. Nickel silver ferrules with two concentric engraved lines. Made in one part, with largest diameter at embouchure. Slightly elliptical embouchure. Six finger holes.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 37.8 cm (14 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Ebony, nickel silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1989.271

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  • Fife

    late 19th century

    Description

    In B-flat. Cylindrical bore. Boxwood, stained dark brown. Brass ferrules. Made in two parts: headjoint and bodyjoint, with largest diameter at embouchure. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 35.6 cm (14 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1863

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  • Walking-stick flute

    about 1840

    Ludwig Embach & Co., Netherlandish, about 1810–1844 Netherlandish

    Description

    In C. Conoidal bore. Boxwood carved and incised in imitation of bamboo. Ivory headcap and brass ferrules. Made in three parts in the form of a walking stick: headjoint, bodyjoint, and walking-stick extension. Brass liner in headjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes and two vent-holes. Four keys (d-sharp', f', g-sharp' and b-flat') of boxwood, mounted in slots and shaped to match contours of body, with SATW (?).

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 92.2 cm (36 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1994.4

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  • Walking-stick fife

    late 19th century

    Description

    In B-flat. Conoidal bore. Maple, stained dark brown. Made in three parts in the form of a walking stick with an ellipsoidal head: Brass tips. Elliptical embouchure, six finger-holes, and two vent-holes.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 90 cm (35 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Maple, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1864

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  • Tenor flute (after early 17th-century Flemish type)

    late 19th century

    Probably by Francis William Galpin, English, 1858–1945

    Description

    Cylindrical bore. Cylindrical tube of pearwood. Circular embouchure and six finger-holes. Cork inserted close to the embouchure.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 68.5 cm (26 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Pearwood

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1845

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  • Flute (after Chevalier)

    1959

    Friedrich von Huene, American, born in 1929 American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 65 cm (25 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, ivory, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    59.1107

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  • Tenor flute (after Renaissance type)

    1964

    Friedrich von Huene, American, born in 1929 American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 61.6 cm (24 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Rosewood

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    64.2374

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  • Soprano flute (after Renaissance type)

    1965

    Friedrich von Huene, American, born in 1929 American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 31.4 cm (12 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Rosewood

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    65.2681

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  • Treble flute (after Renaissance type)

    1965

    Friedrich von Huene, American, born in 1929 American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 44.9 cm (17 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Rosewood

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    65.2680

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  • Bass flute (after Renaissance type)

    1965

    Friedrich von Huene, American, born in 1929 American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 89.1 cm (35 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    65.2679

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  • Flute (after Theobold Boehm)

    1975

    Brannen Brothers, American, 20th century American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 67.4 cm (26 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Grenadilla, silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1984.914

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