Featured German flute

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by David Askett, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. David Askett

    David Askett Well-Known Member

    This flute, as far as I’ve been able to determine, is a German wood and ivory “Simple System” flute made by J & A Lampferhof of Essen circa 1850. Does any of this seem correct? I must admit that I know almost nothing about flutes, and the above is merely the result of a little Googling. So, I have very little confidence in the results of my research...

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  2. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  3. David Askett

    David Askett Well-Known Member

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  4. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Lol, not indicating yours is fake. That is a members tag name who is knowledgeable in instruments. Sorry :)
     
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  5. David Askett

    David Askett Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see! I should have realized this. Thanks for explaining.
     
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  6. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

  7. David Askett

    David Askett Well-Known Member

  8. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I had no problem with Fid's link.
     
  9. David Askett

    David Askett Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, okay, thanks. I tried on two different computers. Maybe it’s a country thing.
     
  10. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    I'm in USA - Wisconsin.
     
  11. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    I can open it, USA
     
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  12. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    try "lampferhof essen querflöte" in g°°gle search.
     
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  13. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Thanks for tagging me, and I might know a little about newer flutes - but this is older than the extent of my knowledge. I do see that an instrument by this company was exhibited as part of the "Great Exhibition of 1851" (scroll down: http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/1851 Exhibition.htm
    (Their spelling with two Fs would appear to be incorrect). But that's all I've been able to find, so you probably know more than I do. Looks like a pretty nice vintage instrument, but I don't know what the current market is like for such flutes.
     
  14. David Askett

    David Askett Well-Known Member

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  15. Vogel

    Vogel Member

    Neither with me. Only after typing "Lampferhoff" in the search function (Suche) of the very same webpage.

    Lovely instrument; I used to play it as a kid, quite fanatic. Then I decided to learn piano - bad decision.
    You might contact these musicians via their website or facebook: http://www.thebiedermeiers.com.br/en/
     
  16. David Askett

    David Askett Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Vogel. I’d love to have someone play this flute, just to hear what it sounds like! It’s so different than a modern flute.

    Thanks also for the Biedermeier link, too. I’ll be sure to drop them a line.
     
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  17. Vogel

    Vogel Member

    Pay a visit to the local conservatory?
    The sound - unpretentious soothing - makes me forget the bulldozers outside. Still addicted. Thank you for posting this thread.
     
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