First of all, the model of the flute is J1. (This is only a mouthpiece model currently, and there is no mention on Gemeinhardt's website that an entire flute was a model J1.) Secondly, the flute looks different than the standard flute. It is a regular C flute, but there are finger "circles" or disks that are part of the keys where a player puts their fingers. I have never seen this on a flute. Yes - on a piccolo, but not on a standard C flute. It also has a very strange looking G# (Ab) key. It is longer than normal and curvier. The C & C# keys on the foot joint are also somewhat longer and slightly curved. The main joint of the flute says:
K. G. GEMEINHARDT CO.
(serial # here)
It is silverplated with virtually no pitting or wear at all to the plating. No dents. Here's a picture:
I am hoping that someone who knows something will tell me!!!! Maybe someone else out there is better at getting information than I am. I also posted on a flute forum, so maybe between these two postings I'll come up with something.
Thanks for reading if you got this far!