Artley Flute

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Flora
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Artley Flute

Post by Flora » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:20 pm

I have an Artley flute which I bought in the late 1950's, '58 or '59, as a third grade student just entering the musical world. It is stamped Elkhart, Ind. and has the number 75740 engraved on it. These are the only markings I can see. I have read several articles on this forum and elsewhere regarding dating this flute via these numbers, but I can't seem to come up with anything in the articles that are close to the numbers on mine. Can anyone clarify this number system for me?

Many thanks

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JButky
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Re: Artley Flute

Post by JButky » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:48 pm

According to published serial # records, this flute was made in 1960

1960- 68000
1961- 80000

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