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Treble flute in E-flat

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In E-flat. Conoidal bore. Maple, varnished light yellow-brown. Horn rings. Made in four parts: headjoint, upper and lower bodyjoints, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Six fingerholes. One square key (Young type A) of brass (d-sharp'), mounted on ring with SATK.


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

early 19th century

Object Place

Probably Germany


Length 52.4 cm (20 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Maple, horn, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones