2002 - Cylindrical wooden Boehm flute by Rudall, Carte & Co #1622

This flute, featured on p.202 of Robert Bigio's standard work on Rudall, Rose & Carte flutes, has silver keys modelled after those of Boehm & Mendler, and was later known by the company as the American Pattern. It was completed on 17 August 1887 by A. Whitman, and sold on 8 October 1887 to Oliver Ditson & Co of Boston - musical instrument dealers who stocked a wide range of instruments often sourced from well-known makers. (They sold their own range of guitars, the better models of which were made for them by C.F.Martin). It came from the collection of Tony Bingham.

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