The Song Flute is not a toy. It was a simplified recorder. It did not require a lot of training in fingering or the positioning and use of the lips, tongue, and teeth, as is often needed in playing a wind instrument. They were plastic – easy to clean, designed to fit the small hands of children and did not need tuning. The Song Flute was used in music classes throughout the United States. It was the invention of Delaware, Ohio native Elver J Fitchhorn.
Please remember the Song Flute, like all of our items at the Adopt A Memory website, allows people or groups to donate money to help curate and restore or maintain artifacts in our collection. In turn, adopters receive signage on the item, if displayed, a certificate and details about “their” item. The items do not leave the museum.