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Annotated Checklist of Flutes and Piccolos by
Elkhart (Indiana) Makers

Makers

Armstrong Company, W. T.
Artley, Inc., D. and J.: 1953; 1955
Buescher Band Instrument Company
Gronert, William J.
Martin Band Instrument Company
Pedler Company
Richards Music Company

Link to Checklist of Flutes and Piccolos by Conn and Pan American

(Checklist below in chronological order)

NMM 5276. Flute in C (high pitch) by William J. Gronert, Elkhart, Indiana, ca. 1912-1917. Serial no. 1602. Boehm system, closed hole, C foot. Two sections. Engraved on socket: ELKHART TRIUMPH / MADE BY / W. J. Gronert / -ELKHART-IND.- / U. S. Q. M. C.; engraved on headjoint: U. S. Q. M. C. Silver-plated body. African blackwood head joint. Ebonite c- and c-sharp rollers. Sixteen silver-plated keys. G-trill key. Total length, 26" (661 mm). Board of Trustees, 1992.


NMM 10634. Flute in C (low pitch) by Buescher Band Instrument Company, Elkhart, ca. 1926. Serial no. 218116. Model 10-O. Boehm system, closed hole, C foot. Two sections. Engraved on socket: BUESCHER / BAND INST. CO / ELKHART IND. / U S A ; stamped on body below socket: 10-0-218-116-C L. Silver-plated. Fifteen silver-plated keys. Total length, 26-3/4" (678 mm). Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 10635. Flute in C by W. T. Armstrong Company, Elkhart, ca. 1950-1955. Serial no. 24640. Model 104. Boehm system, closed hole, C foot. Three sections. Stamped on socket: MADE BY / W. T. ARMSTRONG / -CO. / ELKHART-IND.; stamped below socket and on end of foot joint: 24640; stamped on head joint: 40. Silver-plated. Fifteen silver-plated keys. Total length, 26-1/2" (674 mm). Arne B. Larson Estate, 1989.


NMM 5347. Piccolo in C by D. and J. Artley, Inc., Elkhart, 1953. Serial no. 12716. Model 105. Boehm system. Two sections. Stamped on socket: Artley /105/ ELKHART-IND. / U. S. A.; stamped on body below E-flat key: 12716. Silver-plated. Twelve silver-plated keys. No B-flat key. Total length, 12-5/8" (321 mm). Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 3935. Flute in C by D. and J. Artley, Inc., Elkhart, 1955. Serial no. 23527. Model 100. Boehm system, closed hole, C foot. Two sections. Stamped on socket: Artley /100/ ELKHART-IND. / U. S. A.; stamped on body at E-flat key and on end of head joint: 23527. Silver-plated. Fifteen silver-plated keys. Total length, 26-1/4" (664 mm). Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 10104.  Flute in C attributed to Martin, Elkhart, ca. 1960

NMM 10104. Flute in C attributed to Martin Band Instrument Company, a subsidiary of Richards Music Corporation, and subcontractor for The Pedler Company, Elkhart, ca. 1960. Serial no. 60671. Boehm system, closed hole, C foot. Three sections. Engraved on socket: THE / PEDLER CO / ELKHART-IND.; engraved on body and foot joint: 60671; engraved below signature: MADE BY RMC FOR / THE FILMING OF / MEREDITH WILLSON'S / THE MUSIC MAN / BY WARNER BROS. Silver-plated. Nineteen silver-plated keys. Total length, 26-1/2" (675 mm). Board of Trustees, 2002.


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