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2004/97/1-2 Fife, Silvertone, metal, made by Drouyn & Drouyn, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1940-1985. Click to enlarge.

Silvertone flute by Drouyn & Drouyn

Made
Fife, Silvertone, metal, made by Drouyn & Drouyn, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1940-1985

Metal fife in D. Long metal tube with embouchure hole for blowing at one end set into broader section of tubing. There are six finger holes along lower length of tube and no keys. The flute has a dull finish and the end cap is missing.

Summary

Object No.

2004/97/1-2

Object Statement

Fife, Silvertone, metal, made by Drouyn & Drouyn, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1940-1985

Physical Description

Fife, Silvertone, metal, made by Drouyn & Drouyn, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1940-1985

Metal fife in D. Long metal tube with embouchure hole for blowing at one end set into broader section of tubing. There are six finger holes along lower length of tube and no keys. The flute has a dull finish and the end cap is missing.

Marks

Stamped into metal of D instrument 'D-D SILVERTONE'

Hand engraved into metal 'Aa(illeg. scratched)iaer'

Production

Notes

These pieces are thought to have been designed and manufactured by the Drouyn drum company of Brisbane, Australia. It has been estimated that 40,000 were produced but production ceased in about 1993. Similar design concept to flutes, fifes and piccolos produced by Stanley Baines of Victoria during the 1930s.

History

Notes

The instrument in D was given to the donor by a friend who bought it in a second hand market.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Silvertone flute by Drouyn & Drouyn 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/347252>

Wikipedia

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