Is this flute made of metal or wood? J. Howard Foote was a New York music dealer. Very likely the flute was made by another company and the Foote name added specifically for that store. If the flute has rollers on the the pinky keys, it is not a standard, modern flute. A photo would help. Upload photos to one of the photo hosting sites (Google Photos, ImageBam, PhotoBucket, etc.) and then you can insert the links here to your photos so we can see what you have and maybe help find some info about it.
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."