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Alto flute in G (Boehm system)

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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.

Inscription

Engraved on bodyjoint: HERITAGE / BY / ARMSTRONG / ELKHART; stamped on headjoint: H2231

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Dale Higbee

1971

Object Place

Elkhart, Indiana, United States

Dimensions

Length 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.800

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones