Flute by Louis Lot, Paris, 1887
NMM 3232. Flute by Louis Lot, Paris, 1887. Serial no. 4416. Stamped on head: L. L. / LOUIS LOT / PARIS / 4416 / BREVETÉ. Stamped on body, below socket: L. L. / LOUIS LOT / PARIS / BREVETÉ. Parabolic head, cylindrical body. Three sections. Silver head joint, body, and foot joint (hallmarks on tenon and foot). Gold-plated lip plate bearing monogram JH. Seamed tubing. Boehm system with closed G-sharp key and five open finger holes. Total length, 679.5 mm. Sounding length, 596.2 mm. W. Wayne Sorensen Collection, 1983.
Maker's Signature and Key Work
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Detail of keywork
Literature: André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 38.
Stephanie Kocher, "Boehm's Very Good Idea," Flute Talk (January 2006): 14-15.
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