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3d Object DCM 0817: Anonymous / Flute in C

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Title
DCM 0817: Anonymous / Flute in C
Contributor Names
Anonymous
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  In letter from G. A. Rose to DCM, 20 Sept. 1928, he states: "...they [DCM 817, 825 and 826] have been in my father's family many years...." DCM ledger states that G. A. Rose was "Referred by W. C. McQuillen (through J. Geo. Morley)." G. A. Rose had been a restorer of paintings in London for 30 years when he first contacted Miller on 20 Sept. 1928, offering to sell him three flutes (DCM 817, 825 and 826). Rose's friend, John Sebastian Morley, of the harp-making firm, J. Geo. Morley in London, had shown Rose some photographs of Miller's collection. On 7 Aug. 1928, Morley had been visited by Walter C. McQuillen, a retired banker, amateur flutist, and world traveller, based in Los Angeles, who was a long-time friend of Miller's. Morley wrote to Miller the same day, saying: "I have today received a visit from Mr. McQuillen who has asked me to communicate with you should I come across interesting old flutes, or other instruments of that family." Thus, it was via Morley, via McQuillen, that G. A. Rose came to contact Miller.
-  Instrument type: Flute in C
-  Medium: Cocus (rosewood?), silver keys and heavily embossed (medium relief) ferrules. Pewter plugs over square metal plates for C#, C.; 67.8 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 8 keys, saltspoon, pewter plug C#, C, pin in block.
-  Mark Maximum: No mark.
-  Condition: Head joint, both sections, cracked. Long F key mount may be a replacement. Lower joint crack at socket.
-  Provenance: G. A. Rose, London, 14 Nov. 1928. Referred by John Sebastian Morley, of the harp-making firm, J. Geo. Morley, London, who had, in turn, been referred by Walter C. McQuillen, of Los Angeles.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Performing Arts Reading Room at http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-perform.html
Online Format
image
Additional Metadata Formats
METSXML Record

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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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