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3D Object Flute in G (High Pitch), DCM 1037

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Title

  • Flute in G (High Pitch), DCM 1037

Names

  • Rudall Carte & Co

Created / Published

  • London, ca. 1890s.

Headings

  • -  Flute--Specimens

Genre

  • flutes

Notes

  • -  Thinned head with ebonite embouchure plate. DCM ledger: "The G Flute is one of the instruments made to order of Sir Arthur Sullivan [for the first performance of "Ivanhoe"...in 1891], but the body and foot being cracked was afterwards replaced with new wood, and somehow or other another number was placed on it."According to correspondence between DCM and Shiel (previous owner), the ebonite flute was returned to Shiel. This instrument may be a later, entirely new wooden body joint, thereby explaining the serial no. 3156, which would date it after 1898. However, the key work may be from the original instrument. Furthermore, DCM indicates the head was thinned and then outfitted with an ebonite embouchure plate.
  • -  Instrument type: Flute in G (High Pitch)
  • -  Materials: Cocus, ebonite embouchure plate, silver or silver plate keys, ferrules. Head lining and body tenon of nickel silver, ribs of nickel silver with silver plate.
  • -  2 sections, tuning slide in head. Body is one piece.
  • -  Key Holes System: Boehm system, to low C (G), closed G#, posts on ribs.
  • -  Mark Maximum: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C° / 23 BERNERS STREET / OXFORD STREET / LONDON / 3156
  • -  Mark Additional: Mark on upper body. Mark on head: (crown) / RUDALL / CARTE & C° LTD. / LONDON
  • -  Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked.
  • -  Provenance: John T. Shiel, Walkden, near Manchester, England, 30 Dec. 1930.
  • -  Location: I01.
  • -  Record created through migration from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia Database.

Medium

  • 1 musical instrument ; 49.8 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • ML30.4a

Source Collection

  • Holding of: Dayton C. Miller flute collection, 1880-2000 (bulk 1905-1941) DCM 1037

Repository

  • c-Music ML30.4a Dayton C. Miller flute collection, DCM 1037 (I01)

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023866331

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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