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3D Object Bass Recorder in ?, DCM 0907

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  • Bass Recorder in ?, DCM 0907


  • Anonymous


  • -  Flute--Specimens


  • flutes


  • -  The fingerhole placement has little or nothing to do with the overall length of the instrument and bears no relationship to Western woodwind design. It is therefore perhaps futile to estimate an intended pitch of this instrument, if any.
  • -  Instrument type: Bass Recorder in ?
  • -  Materials: Maple(?), stained dark, brass key and ferrules.
  • -  3 sections. Appearing to be a turn of the 18th century bass recorder, this instrument is more likely a late 19th century instrument fabricated for amateur collector sales. See Notes.
  • -  Key Holes System: 1 key, round, single touch, plus 1/7 holes.
  • -  Mark Maximum: No mark.
  • -  Condition: A brass bocal (windpipe) inserted through the center of the windcap, now missing. Chips of wood missing from various wood turning beaded elements. A wooden mouthpiece similar to that of DCM 860 exists, but may in fact be another mouthpiece for DCM 860. The current low F key touchpiece and saddle are obviously replacements even if the instrument is as late as turn of the 20th century.
  • -  Provenance: Henning Oppermann, Basel, 2 Jan. 1930.
  • -  Location: Case_02.
  • -  Record created through migration from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia Database.


  • 1 musical instrument ; 93.7 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • ML30.4a

Source Collection

  • Holding of: Dayton C. Miller flute collection, 1880-2000 (bulk 1905-1941) DCM 0907


  • c-Music ML30.4a Dayton C. Miller flute collection, DCM 0907 (Case 02)

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023866207

Online Format

  • image

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Four full-size drawings of flutes DCM 0507, DCM 0615, DCM 0916, and DCM 1125 by Jean-François Beaudin, Québec, Canada. 2003. Please make written requests for permission for other uses to:

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The quotation regarding Dr. Miller and his gold flute comes from an article by Robert S. Shankland, "Dayton Clarence Miller: Physics Across Fifty Years." American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):273-283. LC call number: QC1.A47. It was reprinted here with permission from the American Journal of Physics 9(October 1941):278. Copyright 1941, American Association of Physics Teachers. Should you wish to quote from this article, please contact:

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The image of the Faun playing an aulos by Rea Irvin, Miller no. 57/G, comes from the cover of The New Yorker magazine, 14 March 1925. It is reproduced here without The New Yorker masthead as required by Condé Nast Publications, New York. Permission to reproduce the Faun only as a thumbnail-size image, and without the masthead, is Courtesy of the Irvin Estate. No reproduction without permission. For reproduction permission, please contact:

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Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

"Dayton C. Miller, His Life, Work and Contributions as a Scientist and Organologist" is made available here with permission from the author, William J. Maynard. HTML version of this text

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Credit line: Dayton C. Miller Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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