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vertical whistle flute
  • United States
  • vertical whistle flute, early 1900s–1969
  • Where object was made: United States
  • brass
  • Object Length/Diameter: 24 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 9 7/16 x 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0048

Small, thin brass flute with a breath hole at the end, and six finger holes of slightly varying sizes. There are very thin bands that are incised into the metal above and below the finger holes. Above the finger holes is a small image of a bird on a branch and the letter "F."