This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Aug 23, 2011

A desirable plastic novelty : the Snoot-flute

Dating of early 1960s [edit : precisely 1959, see here], the Snoot-Flute was made by PAR Beverage Corp, Cincinnati, OH. This company was actually the predecessor of Kenner Toys (the prefix "PAR" were the initials of the company founder Joseph Steiner's associates : his brother Philip and Albert, and their cousin Robert).
PAR Beverage, and then Kenner Toys, produced many plastic toys, the Bubble-matic gun, the Give-a-Show projector, the Easy-Bake and the famous Spirograph.


  1. FYI, that is a page from the 1963 Kenner catalog. It's not in the '62 or '64 catalogs so it looks like it only lasted a year.

    1. Oh! Thank you Chris! this is a great and precise info! I correct the page. Thank you, best wishes

    2. hello Chris! I finally put the hand on a Snoot-Flute, and the cardboard is printed with a nice ©1959 (see here : Did they produce it 5 years long ? I doubt of it...