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3D Object DCM 0103: Firth Hall & Pond / Flute in C

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  • DCM 0103: Firth Hall & Pond / Flute in C


  • Firth Hall & Pond

Created / Published

  • New York, 1833-1847.


  • Physical Objects


  • -  The upper joint with it as received and noted by DCM, is from an anonymous 1-keyed instrument. DCM ledger: "The middle joint is new, and has no keys. Probably the original had at least two keys, making a 4-keyed flute. The spacing of the holes is very peculiar for the other parts; they are nearly a half tone flat in position."
  • -  Instrument type: Flute in C
  • -  Medium: Boxwood, lightly stained, ivory end cap and ferrules, brass keys.; 59.6 cm. (without cap)
  • -  Key Holes System: 2 keys (short F and D#), saltspoon. Originally a 4-keyed flute with brass saltspoon keys, pin in block.
  • -  Mark Maximum: FIRTH HALL & POND / N-YORK
  • -  Mark Additional: Mark on head, lower and foot joints.
  • -  Condition: Head joint cap missing and socket cracked with an entire broken section held in place by what appears to be the original ring (not cracked). Upper joint is keyless, see above. Lower body joint missing ferrule and its one (F) key, although the pin is present. It is also severely warped with cross grain cracks at holes 5, 6, and F. Foot joint E-flat key broken near fulcrum and missing finger spatula portion.
  • -  Provenance: James S. Gibson, Boston, 23 Dec. 1918.


  • nonprojected graphic
  • photonegative


  • 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.


  • DLC Music Division, Library of Congress

Access Condition

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  • image

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Firth Hall & Pond. DCM: Firth Hall & Pond / Flute in C. New York, to 1847, 1833. Image.

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Firth Hall & Pond. DCM: Firth Hall & Pond / Flute in C. New York, to 1847, 1833. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.