3D Object DCM 1209: Kidder & Hopkins / Flute in C

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Title
DCM 1209: Kidder & Hopkins / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Kidder & Hopkins
Notes
-  W. H. Wilkinson, Kansas City, Missouri, 5 Mar. 1934. DCM ledger: "This flute was brought to Wilkinson by Mrs. Lula Hambacher who said it had been plowed up, in new ground, in Wisconsin, by her grandfather, 108 years ago!"
-  The head joint of this instrument is by Kidder & Hopkins, the other 3 joints are not marked. The head joint socket has been cut off 10.5 millimeters from the socket bottom and is therefore missing approximately 15 millimeters. Its corresponding tenon on the upper body joint is intact, but a groove or channel around the circumference has been cut or filed beneath the upper shoulder of the joint, leaving a wooden bead or integral ferrule approximately 1.5 millimeters in length. From it, 7 notches have been cut away! Purpose unknown for all of the above. Approximately 3 centimeters from the top of the head joint a notch or recorder-like edge has been cut into the side, purpose unknown; however, the head joint cap contains a partially natural aperture and it is possible that someone attempted to transform this instrument into a fipple flute!
-  Head joint cracked and filled. Foot joint socket cracked. Lower body joint socket cracked.
-  KIDDER / & / HOPKINS / TROY
-  4 sections.
-  1 key.
-  Mark on head.
Medium
Unidentified wood, possibly boxwood, with ivory(?) cap and ferrules.: 60 cm.
Repository
Music Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/dcmflute.1209
Description
W. H. Wilkinson, Kansas City, Missouri, 5 Mar. 1934. DCM ledger: "This flute was brought to Wilkinson by Mrs. Lula Hambacher who said it had been plowed up, in new ground, in Wisconsin, by her grandfather, 108 years ago!" The head joint of this instrument is by Kidder & Hopkins, the other 3 joints are not marked. The head joint socket has been cut off 10.5 millimeters from the socket bottom and is therefore missing approximately 15 millimeters. Its corresponding tenon on the upper body joint is intact, but a groove or channel around the circumference has been cut or filed beneath the upper shoulder of the joint, leaving a wooden bead or integral ferrule approximately 1.5 millimeters in length. From it, 7 notches have been cut away! Purpose unknown for all of the above. Approximately 3 centimeters from the top of the head joint a notch or recorder-like edge has been cut into the side, purpose unknown; however, the head joint cap contains a partially natural aperture and it is possible that someone attempted to transform this instrument into a fipple flute! Head joint cracked and filled. Foot joint socket cracked. Lower body joint socket cracked. KIDDER / & / HOPKINS / TROY 4 sections. 1 key. Mark on head.

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Kidder & Hopkins. DCM 1209: Kidder & Hopkins / Flute in C. 1843. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/dcmflute.1209. (Accessed April 28, 2017.)

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Kidder & Hopkins. (1843) DCM 1209: Kidder & Hopkins / Flute in C. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/dcmflute.1209.

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Kidder & Hopkins. DCM 1209: Kidder & Hopkins / Flute in C. 1843. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/dcmflute.1209>.