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Annotated Checklist of Flutes and Fifes
Made in Chicago


American Plating and Mfg. Co., Inc.
Bauer, Julius
Lyon & Healy

(Checklist in chronological order)

NMM 3341. Flute in C by Julius Bauer, Chicago, ca. 1858-1863. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on head joint and upper joint: J. BAUER / CHICAGO. Rosewood. Four German-silver keys. Total length, 23-1/2" (598 mm). Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

NMM 5362. Fife in B-flat by Lyon & Healy, Chicago, ca. 1880-1910. Cylindrical. Stamped on body: LYON & HEALY / MFRS. / CHICAGO. Nickel-plated. Raised finger holes. Total length, 15-1/2" (394 mm). Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

NMM 4280. Fife in C attributed to the American Plating and Manufacturing Co., Inc., Chicago, ca. 1966. Cylindrical. Accompanying literature reads: THE / AMERICAN / FIFE / Product of / American Plating & Mfg. Co., Inc. / 2241 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago 16. Nickel-plated. Total length, 14" (354 mm). Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

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