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piccolo in C
  • United States
  • piccolo in C, late 1800s–1972
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ebony wood, ivory, metal, cork, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 31.5 x 2 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 3/8 x 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0620.a,b,c

This piccolo consists of three parts:
2007.0620.a: the mouthpiece
2007.0620.b: the connector
2007.0620.c: the shaft with keys

The mouthpiece of the piccolo is made from ivory with a single hole on the side. One end has a black knob and a silvertone metal band. The other end has a silver metal band and a possibly brass tube that inserts into the connector. There is an incised design of a pan pipe with a ribbon in front, reading "LYON & HENLY" and "CHICAGO" under the flute.

The connector has a silver band at either end, though the shaft is undecorated wood with a brown spot.

The body of the piccolo with the keys, is made of black wood with a silver band at one end and a wider silver band at the other end. It has silver keys with pads over the holes and cork under the free side of the lever.