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Flute (1832 Boehm system)

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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...

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Stamped on headjoint and footjoint: [quatrefoil] / RUDALL & ROSE / LONDON / [quatrefoil]; stamped on bodyjoint: [quatrefoil] / RUDALL & ROSE / NO 1 TAVISTOCK STREET / COVENT GARDEN / LONDON/ [quatrefoil] / 103; engraved on headcap: [surrounding a royal crest: RUDALL & ROSE / PATENTEES]


1989, sold by David Shorey, Bowdoinham, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 1989)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

about 1845

Object Place

London, England


Length 66.4 cm (26 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cocuswood, silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones