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Flute by Alfred G. Badger, New York, ca. 1867-1887


Badger flute

NMM 3233. Flute by Alfred G. Badger, New York, ca. 1867-1887. Boehm system, closed hole, C foot. Three sections. Engraved on front of head joint: A. G. BADGER / -NEW YORK-; engraved on back of head joint: W. S. JACOBS; engraved on a gold plaque soldered onto body: Fred / Died / 9-4-87. Silver. Fifteen silver keys. Total length, 26-3/8" (670 mm). W. Wayne Sorensen Collection, 1983.

Badger flute in its case

Flute in Original Case


Views of the Flute's Head Joint and Body


Headjoint

Front view

Side view


Maker's Signature


Left half of maker's signature
Right half of maker's signature


Other Inscriptions

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W. S. Jacobs engraved on back of head joint

Inscription on name plate


Finger Rest and Original, Wooden Cork Grease Container

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Thumb plate Cork grease container



Lit.:  Stephanie Kocher, "Boehm's Very Good Idea," Flute Talk, Vol. 25, No. 5 (January 2006), p. 15.

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