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flute in D
  • William Hall & Son
    active 1847–1874
  • flute in D, 1850–1860
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cocuswood, metal, ivory, string, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 61 x 4 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0441.a-e

Flute in five parts.

2011.0441.a: cylindrical mouthpiece of dark brown wood wiht a long silver colored metal "male" element for insertion into part b. Ivory ring at either end of wood.

2011.0441.b: short cylindrcial segment of dark brown wood. Silver colored metal "male" element at proximal end for insertion into part a (apparently over its "male" portion). Distal end has ivory ring.

2011.0441.c: wooden segment with three fingerholes and three metal keys. "Male" element at each end for insertion into parts b and d is wrapped with black string.

2011.0441.d: wooden segment with three fingerholes and two metal keys. "Male" element at distal end for insertion into part e, wrapped in black string. Proximal end has an ivory band.

2011.0441.e: short cylindrical segment with one silver colored metal key. Ivory ring at either end.