Tool for flute

Made 1930-1980

This flute is one of several in the Powerhouse Museum’s collection that belonged to and were played by one of Australia’s greatest flautists, Neville Amadio. Internationally renowned as a soloist and chamber musician, Amadio held the position of Principal Flute in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years from its establishment in the early 1930s until his retirement from the position in 1978.

Born in Sydney in 1913 Neville Amadio began learning the flute at the age of 8 initially gettin...

Summary

2007/84/10
The adjustment tool, is a small pointed device used for flutes. It consists of turned wooden handle with pointed metal shaft protruding from it.

Production

Not known but possibly a mass produced wood working or other trade tool adapted for use for flute adjustment.
1930-1980

History

Part of the instruments owned by Neville Amadio. It is unknown where and when he acquired this tool.
Amadio, Neville 1930-1978

Source

Gift of Mrs Hilda Maude Amadio, 2007
18 July, 2007

Cite this Object

Tool for flute 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2017, <https://ma.as/362592>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/362592 |title=Tool for flute |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 November 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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