Industry: Musical Instruments
Burkart Phelan Case Study
Musical Instruments: Milling Flute and Piccolo Parts from Precious Metals
“Some manufacturers march to the tune of a different musician.
James Phelan is a horn player who repaired brass and woodwind instruments to pay for his music degree from the New England Conservatory. Later, when working for Boston flute maker Verne Powell, Phelan decided to bring modern manufacturing technology to flute making, and acquired a small, manual Wade screw machine for the company’s shop.”