Collection Items

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    Dayton C. Miller Collection The collection contains nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments, statuary, iconography, books, music, trade catalogs, tutors, patents, and other materials mostly related to the flute. It includes both Western and nonwestern examples of flutes from around the world, with at least 460 European and American instrument makers represented. Items in the collection date from the 16th to the 20th century. Dayton C. Miller...
    • Contributor: Miller, Dayton Clarence
    • Date: 1880

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    Bibliographic Records Here is a brief explanation of some of the fields in a bibliographic record which relate to a print in the Miller collection. The Artist refers to the actual engraver, etcher, or lithographer who created the print. Similarly, Artist dates, Artist role (engraver, etcher, illustrator, caricaturist, goldsmith, lithographer, etc.), and Artist nationality all refer to the artist who actually created the print. The Title...
    • Date: 1600
  • Article
    Dayton C. Miller Subject Categories It may be of interest to researchers to review Subject categories assigned to the prints by Dr. Miller himself. When Dr. Miller catalogued his collection, he assigned some general subject categories to the prints with an alphabetic key, A-Z, as follows, though there are no categories for D, I, and J. Each print is identified by a catalogue number, followed by a letter, for...
    • Date: 1600
  • Article
    Essays on Iconography The Artful Flute: Prints from the Dayton C. Miller Collection by Jan Lancaster On the Identification of Musical Instruments by Jan Lancaster Checklist of all musical iconography in the Dayton C. Miller Collection (PDF, 455KB)
    • Date: 1600
  • Article
    Sources on Artists and Collectors Quite often, at least two artists are associated with a print - the engraver, etcher, or lithographer, and the original artist after which the print was copied. The standard is to give the engraver's name first, and then to say "after" the original artist: For example, Bernard Baron, after Watteau; or, Nicolas Dorigny, after Raphael. Short biographies are given for each artist associated with...
    • Date: 1600
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    DCM 0001: Edward Hopkins, Jr. / Fife (Fragment) Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | DCM ledger: "Army Fife...formerly had a lead mouthpiece fitted on; the blow-pipe has been cut away, leaving the lead ring around body. Also had a silver ferrule with inscription, now lost. This fife was used in a Fife and Drum Corps in the war of 1861 by ? and by...
    • Contributor: Edward Hopkins, Jr.
    • Date: 1860
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    DCM 0004: Rudall Carte & Co. / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Flute made to order for DCM. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebonite, silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined sockets.; 67.9 cm., 76.5 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm system, Rockstro's model, open G#, post and rod. G-natural trill for RH 1st finger added by DCM. Mark Maximum: [crown] / RUDALL /...
    • Contributor: Rudall Carte & Co.
    • Date: 1896
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    DCM 0005: Rudall Carte & Co. / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Flute made to order for DCM. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Silver.; 70.35 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm system, Rockstro F#, with Rockstro additions by DCM, open G#, post and rod. Mark Maximum: Rudall Carte & Cº/ 23 Berners Street, / Oxford Street, / London. / Rockstro's Model. //...
    • Contributor: Rudall Carte & Co.
    • Date: 1898
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    DCM 0011: Claude Laurent / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | See "Flutes of Glass," by DCM, The Flutist, July 1925. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Green fluted glass, mother of pearl cap, glass cork, silver keys, ferrules and crutch.; 65.5 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm system, with Dorus G# and 5 finger rings for principal rank, post and rod...
    • Contributor: Claude Laurent
    • Date: 1844
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0012: Clair Godfroy, aîné / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver keys and ferrules.; 65.35 cm. Key Holes System: Essentially the conical Boehm 1832 system, Dorus G#, post and rod, direct mount, roller for C. Mark Maximum: (portrait head) / CLAIR / Godfroy aîné / A PARIS (in oval cartouche) / CG (monogram)...
    • Contributor: Clair Godfroy, Aîné
    • Date: 1840
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    DCM 0014: Rudall Rose Carte & Co. / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Silver.; 63.5 cm. Key Holes System: Carte's 1867 patent, cylindrical, variation of the simple system, open G#, incorporating Boehm full venting principles plus some fingering options similar to Boehm, such as: F available for RH 1st finger, and fully opened D2, but, thus requiring...
    • Contributor: Rudall Rose Carte & Co.
    • Date: 1867
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0022: Rudall & Rose / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | DCM ledger: "At one time had 11 keys; an extra lever for B-flat has been removed." Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver cap, lip plate ferrule, keys and ferrules, pewter plug with metal-lined D#.; 59.7 cm., 73.9 cm. Key Holes System: 6 or 10 keys, round key flaps,...
    • Contributor: Rudall & Rose
    • Date: 1832
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    DCM 0024: Boehm & Mendler / Alto Flute in G (Incomplete) Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Instrument was never completed, having no keywork. See "Flute Misnomers" regarding Bass vs. Alto. Instrument type: Alto Flute in G (Incomplete) Medium: Boxwood, thinned, 2 brass ferrules.; 87 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm system, 13 integral raised toneholes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Crack at D# hole, foot joint. Provenance:...
    • Contributor: Boehm & Mendler
    • Date: 1862
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0025: Alfred G. Badger / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | DCM ledger: "Experimental Flute?... Badger's regular work on body and head....No clue whatever, as to the 'System.'" By 'Badger's regular work on body,' Miller refers to the maker's normal foot joint design plus his usual key cup design applied to the middle joint despite its bizarre fingering scheme. This apparently...
    • Contributor: Alfred G. Badger
    • Date: 1865
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0026: Rudall & Rose / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | DCM ledger: "Apparently half an inch has been cut off from barrel joint to sharpen pitch." Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, ivory ring at embouchure, silver keys, adjustment shaft and ferrules, pewter plugs, metal-lined head.; 63.8 cm. Key Holes System: 8 keys, 6 saltspoon and 2 pewter plugs...
    • Contributor: Rudall & Rose
    • Date: 1824
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    DCM 0030: Firth Hall & Pond / Piccolo in E-flat (F) Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Instrument type: Piccolo in E-flat (F) Medium: Boxwood, brass key, bone(?) cap and ferrules.; 28.15 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, round flat flap, pin in block. Mark Maximum: FIRTH HALL & POND / FRANKLIN SQE / N-YORK / F Mark Additional: Mark on upper section. Lower section marked: FIRTH...
    • Contributor: Firth Hall & Pond
    • Date: 1833
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0037: Firth, Son & Co. / Fife in A-flat (B-flat) Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Instrument type: Fife in A-flat (B-flat) Medium: Cocus, brass end ferrules.; 42.5 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: FIRTH, SON & C° / NEW_YORK. / B Case: Case. Provenance: Estate of Joseph Fischer, Cleveland, Ohio, 9 Mar. 1913. Nonprojected Graphic (Form). Photonegative (Form).
    • Contributor: Firth, Son & Co.
    • Date: 1863
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0041: Euler / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | DCM ledger: "Barrel and head are not original." Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, nickel silver keys and ferrules, metal-lined head.; 79.8 cm. Key Holes System: 12 keys, round and pewter plugs, pin in metal-lined block. Rollers for C#, C. Mark Maximum: EULER / FRANKFURT / 1700 [or 170]...
    • Contributor: Euler
    • Date: 1810
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0043: Rudall Rose Carte & Co. / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Silver, metal/wood/metal embouchure barrel.; 65.2 cm. Key Holes System: Carte's 1851 patent, post and rod. Mark Maximum: COUNCIL & PRIZE MEDALS. / Rudall, Rose, Carte & Co. / Patentees, / 20, Charing Cross, / London. / Boehm's Parabola, / Carte's Mechanism. (cursive) // T.M.R....
    • Contributor: Rudall Rose Carte & Co.
    • Date: 1858
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0044: Cornelius Ward / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | See DCM 572. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Cocus, silver ferrules and finely embossed key cups.; 72.8 cm., 75.22 cm. (without tuning slide) Key Holes System: Post and rod, modern style key cups. Mark Maximum: CORNELIUS WARD / INVENTOR / & / PATENTEE / 36. / GT TITCHFIELD ST...
    • Contributor: Cornelius Ward
    • Date: 1842
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0045: Edward Riley, senior / English Double Flageolet Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Marked adjacent to the windway cut-off key lever are the words "stop key", apparently added by former owner. Also the right thumb key has crudely scratched "B" on the key flap. The stock has an unfinished key mounting block for the other windway cut-off key, never notched or drilled. Instrument...
    • Contributor: Edward Riley, Senior
    • Date: 1811
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0049: Boehm & Mendler / Alto Flute in G Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | DCM ledger: "Brought to U.S. by Carl Wehner." See "Flute Misnomers" regarding Bass vs. Alto. Instrument type: Alto Flute in G Medium: Silver plate over brass tube, cocus head, silver ferrules, wood crutch.; 86.4 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm system, open G#, Schleif key, roller C. Mark Maximum: Th. Boehm...
    • Contributor: Boehm & Mendler
    • Date: 1862
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0051: William Rönnberg / Flute in E-flat Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | DCM ledger: "Originally had Dorus G#." Instrument type: Flute in E-flat Medium: Boxwood, dark stain to appear as curly maple, nickel silver keys and ferrules.; 55.5 cm. Key Holes System: Boehm system, open G# (B). Mark Maximum: (4 star motif) / RÖNNBERG / N. YORK / (4 star motif) Mark...
    • Contributor: William Rönnberg
    • Date: 1834
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0052: Boehm & Mendler / Flute in C Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | DCM ledger: "This flute was obtained from Boehm by Edward Martin Heindl. It was used by Mr. Frank Wadsworth, and later for eleven years (1903-1914) by Mr. Louis P. Fritze in Sousa's Band, and played in the 'around-the-world' tour." Letter from Fritze notes: "Repaired by broad silver band at socket...
    • Contributor: Boehm & Mendler
    • Date: 1862
  • 3D Object
    DCM 0053: [Attributed to Boehm & Mendler] / Piccolo in D-flat Physical Objects. nonprojected graphic | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | DCM ledger: "Geo W. Haynes says he never saw a B&M piccolo with the name on it...piccolo belonged to E. M. Heindl...sold to Selmer...sold to Schamberger and he to Geo. W. Haynes." This piccolo and DCM 344 are considered to be from the shop of Boehm & Mendler by Ludwig...
    • Contributor: [Attributed to Boehm & Mendler]
    • Date: 1862