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Boehm-system flute made by E Chambille and August Seidel, 1918 - 1920
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Object statement
Flute, Boehm-system with closed G#, wood / silver, head made by E Chambille in workshop of Louis Lot, Paris, 1919, barrel, body and foot joint made by August Seidel, Hamburg, Germany, c.1919.
Research conducted on the flute collection at the Powerhouse Museum in 1996, indicated that the head joint of this flute was made in the Louis Lot workshop in Paris, while the body was constructed in Hamburg, Germany by August Seidel, at about the same time.

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Description
Wooden flute in four pieces, head joint is silver and is narrower to the rest of the flute, cap has decorative beading and the mouth piece is raised and joined, with an oval mouth hole, long tenon joint for tuning barrel. Tuning barrel is short and flared, made from wood it is lined with silver and has silver banding top and bottom. Body has 14 keyed holes, activated on a lever and counter-lever system, joins are silver and covered in cork. The foot joint has 3 keyed holes and the top is double lined with silver, with a silver band around the bottom.

Made: Louis Lot; France; 1918 - 1920

Made: Louis Lot; Germany; 1918 - 1920
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Production date
1918 - 1920

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Acquisition credit line
This instrument is part of an acquisition donated by Leslie Barklamb, Judith Turnley and Gwen Colyer, 1993

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
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