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Treble flute in E-flat (Boehm system)

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In E-flat. Cylindrical bore. Gold-plated nickel silver body and keys; gold- plated silver head. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm system with open g-sharp' key. Plastic hard- shell case with blue velvet lining. Metal cleaning rod.


Engraved on headjoint: SILVER HEAD; engraved on bodyjoint: ARMSTRONG / ELKHART; stamped on reverse of bodyjoint: R8476


1970, sold by the maker to Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina; 1986, gift of Higbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Dale Higbee


Object Place

Elkhart, Indiana, United States


Length 57.4 cm (22 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

gold plated nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones