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NMM 4709. Flute in C (high pitch) by C. G. Conn, Elkhart, ca. 1894-1895

NMM 4709. Flute in C (high pitch) by C. G. Conn, Elkhart, ca. 1894-1895
NMM 4709. Flute in C (high pitch) by C. G. Conn, Elkhart, ca. 1894-1895
NMM 4709. Flute in C (high pitch) by C. G. Conn, Elkhart, ca. 1894-1895

NMM 4709. Flute in C (high pitch) by C. G. Conn, Elkhart, ca. 1894-1895. Serial no. 887. Howe Wonder model. Boehm system, closed hole, C foot. Three sections. Engraved on socket: HOWE MODEL / - MADE BY - / C. G. CONN / ELKHART / - IND. -; stamped on body below socket and under G-sharp key: 887. Silver plated. Sixteen gold-plated keys. Ebonite head joint, crutch, and index-finger rest piece with mother-of-pearl dot; silver-plated embouchure plate with floral engraving; and, gold-plated end cap and head-joint sleeve. Closed G-sharp key; G trill key; B trill key; no B-flat lever. Total length, 26" (660 mm). Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.




Head Joint

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Head joint, view 1

Head joint, view 2

Ebonite head joint; gold-plated end cap and head-joint sleeve.

Engraving on lip plate

Silver-plated embouchure plate with floral engraving




Signature and Other Markings

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Signature on socket, 2
Signature on socket, 1
Serial number

Maker's Name
Engraved on Socket

Continuation of
Maker's Name
Engraved on Socket

Serial number Stamped
Below Socket




Crutch

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Crutch



Details of Keys

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Upper joint detail

Foot joint detail



Lit.:  John W. Coltman, "Charles 'Teach-Em' Howe & the Howe Model Flute," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society, 22, No. 3 (October 1993), pp. 10-11.

Margaret Downie Banks, Elkhart's Brass Roots:  An Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of C. G. Conn's Birth and the 120th Anniversary of the Conn Company (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1994), No. 18, p. 33.




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