Format 3D Object
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Anonymous
Language English
Subjects Flute in C
Physical Objects
DCM 0817: Anonymous / Flute in C
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Subject Headings
-  Flute in C
-  Physical Objects
Physical Objects
-  Key Holes System: 8 keys, saltspoon, pewter plug C#, C, pin in block.
-  Physical Description: 4 sections, tuning slide in head.
-  Mark Maximum: No mark.
-  In letter from G. A. Rose to DCM, 20 Sept. 1928, he states: "...they [DCM 817, 825 and 826] have been in my father's family many years...." DCM ledger states that G. A. Rose was "Referred by W. C. McQuillen (through J. Geo. Morley)." G. A. Rose had been a restorer of paintings in London for 30 years when he first contacted Miller on 20 Sept. 1928, offering to sell him three flutes (DCM 817, 825 and 826). Rose's friend, John Sebastian Morley, of the harp-making firm, J. Geo. Morley in London, had shown Rose some photographs of Miller's collection. On 7 Aug. 1928, Morley had been visited by Walter C. McQuillen, a retired banker, amateur flutist, and world traveller, based in Los Angeles, who was a long-time friend of Miller's. Morley wrote to Miller the same day, saying: "I have today received a visit from Mr. McQuillen who has asked me to communicate with you should I come across interesting old flutes, or other instruments of that family." Thus, it was via Morley, via McQuillen, that G. A. Rose came to contact Miller.
-  Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked. Long F key mount may be a replacement. Lower joint crack at socket.
-  Provenance: G. A. Rose, London, 14 Nov. 1928. Referred by John Sebastian Morley, of the harp-making firm, J. Geo. Morley, London, who had, in turn, been referred by Walter C. McQuillen, of Los Angeles.
Cocus (rosewood?), silver keys and heavily embossed (medium relief) ferrules. Pewter plugs over square metal plates for C#, C.; 67.8 cm.
nonprojected graphic
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Source Collection
Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection
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