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Transverse Flute

Maker:
Firth, Hall & Pond (American, New York)
Date:
ca. 1840
Geography:
New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood, ivory, brass
Dimensions:
Total L.: 58.7 cm (23.11 in.) ; Cap: .6 cm (¼ in.); Head: 21.5 cm (8.46 in.);Body-1:14.8 cm (5-3/4 in.); Body-2: 12.7 cm (5 in.); Foot: 9.1 cm (3-5/8 in.) CHECK PROPER MEASUREMENTS - ACCORDING TO CURATORS' DECISION - 2/23/04 Body-2: 12.7 cm Foot: 9.1 cm Embouchure: 1.03 x .94 cm Center embouchure to end: 52.4 cm Bore diameter top-bottom: Head: 1.88-1.88 cm Body-1: 1.74-1.47 cm Body-2: 14.3-11.9 mm Foot: 1.19-1.35 mm Hole diam. Distance from Embouchure center to Hole center C#: 6.2 mm 212 mm B: 6.4 mm 246 mm A: 5.6 mm 283 mm G: 6.2 mm 344 mm F#: 6.5 mm 376 mm E: 5.3 mm 411 mm D#: 9.0 mm 470 mm
Classification:
Aerophone-Blow Hole-side-blown flute (transverse)
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Roger Gerry, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.349.2
Not on view
Marking: FIRTH HALL & POND/FRANKLIN SQE/N-YORK stamped on head and body-1. Same without address on body-2 and foot.
Roger G. and Peggy N. Gerry
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 34.

A Checklist of European & American Fifes, Piccolos, & Transverse Flutes. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 9.



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