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3D Object DCM 0014: Rudall Rose Carte & Co. / Flute in C

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  • DCM 0014: Rudall Rose Carte & Co. / Flute in C


  • Rudall Rose Carte & Co.

Created / Published

  • London, ca. 1867.


  • Physical Objects


  • -  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 C#2 to be fingered with left thumb alone.
  • -  Mark Maximum: Rudall, Rose, Carte & C°. / 20 Charing Cross. / London / 1867. Patent. (cursive)
  • -  Mark Additional: Mark on barrel.
  • -  Case: Original case, with cork grease container. DCM ledger: "Written on wood of case, under lining: 'Lewis, May 25, 1868.'" Restored by DCM in 1907.
  • -  Provenance: William R. Gibbs, Boston, 19 Feb. 1907. DCM ledger: Quotes letter to DCM from Mr. Gibbs, dated 16 April 1907: "The flute was sent to me by Mr. J. W. Jones (of California, and owner of mines in Vancouver, B.C.). The flute belonged to Jones's grandfather, Hon. Wm Hunter, 2nd, Assistant Secretary of State for 57 years...who brought it from England, while on some State Department business in England.


  • nonprojected graphic
  • photonegative


  • 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.


  • DLC Music Division, Library of Congress

Access Condition

Online Format

  • image

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Rudall Rose Carte & Co. DCM: Rudall Rose Carte & Co. / Flute in C. London, 1867. Image.

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