July 1903 was the launch of the metal Humanatone made by the Humanatone Co (sorry to be so precise, but we saw there was a prior Humanatone (probably) not made by James J. Stivers).
And the following paper dates of September 22, 1903. It is probably the *best* one - in the meaning of laudatory - ever written about a nose flute (besides mines, for sure:). Well, maybe the journalist was paid a bit for that, contrarywise to me!
From Decatur Daily Democrat (Indiana), Sep. 22, 1903: