Format 3D Object
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors George Catlin
Dates 1816 to 1850
Location Philadelphia
Language English
Subjects Flute in C
Physical Objects
DCM 1182: George Catlin / Flute in C
Contributor Names
George Catlin
Created / Published
Philadelphia, 1816-1850
Subject Headings
-  Flute in C
-  Physical Objects
Physical Objects
-  Key Holes System: 4 keys, saltspoon, pin in block.
-  Physical Description: 4 sections, tuning slide in metal-lined head.
-  Mark Maximum: (5-pointed star) / G. CATLIN / PHILADA / PATENT
-  Mark Additional: Mark on head. Mark on barrel, foot: G. CATLIN / PHILADA. / *. Mark on upper, lower: G. CATLIN / PHILADA.
-  Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked, including 3 of the 4 present ferrules. Both sections have been repaired although the barrel section has another and recent crack near the earlier one. Cork-setting mechanism inner element (male thread) appears to be a replacement. Lower body joint ferrule cracked, and foot joint, both ferrules, cracked. All ferrules appear to be replacements, rather crudely done and not stylistically compatible. Furthermore, except for the 2 head joint ferrules defining the tuning slide gap, each of the others is applied over a brass ferrule which has been added by cutting away perilously enough wood to receive it. These (the metal) ferrules may be original. DCM ledger records cracked ferrules and one may therefore conclude that these are not necessarily his work.
-  Provenance: Dora E. Seeley, Ambler, Pennsylvania, 26 May 1933.
Rosewood(?), silver keys, ivory ferrules, metal-lined sockets.; 62.5 cm.
nonprojected graphic
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Source Collection
Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection
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