Number Description Price
923
George W. Haynes

Los Angeles
Full Boehm system with one piece body and C foot. Closed G# and vertical Lot Bb, made with vertical touch and opposing arches. Two headjoints; one of wood, the other of composite. Both headjoints measure the same, so they are not for pitch change but rather a change of voice. This flute is one of the earliest examples of George Haynes' genius in flutemaking. He has replaced the pins in the mechanism with set screws, very cleverly placed through the silver disk under the balls at the shoulder clutches as made by Boehm. His mechanism generally follows Boehm and Mendler, with round edged plateau keys, a two-piece backclutch, offset G, two rollers on the footjoint, and the "pinned" footjoint mechanism abandoned by the French during Villette. There is no trill for B or Bb. Crutch holder but crutch is lost. Body tenon with socket for tuning slide, yet only the wooden head has a slide. Sold.
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925
V. Q. Powell
180
Boston USA
Powell 180 is a French model handmade flute with low B, operated by the left hand pinkie. The left hand B was a popular feature on the Louis Lot flutes, and gives complete independence for the low B key. The lipplate has been changed to a gold one, with very modest overcutting.Sold.
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929
Louis Lot
4134
Paris France
This is Lot's Model 6, silver flute with B foot. The low B is left-hand pinkie operated, and this key closes all of the footjoint keys. The footjoint shows innovation in the set screws for C and C#, and the attendant repositioning of the pinless rod to the front of the mechanism, passing over the C# key. This bypasses the set screw for low B, and closes the C# for low C, thus rendering unnecessary the little corner clutch normally in the crotch of the C# touch. Although much of the footjoint has been repaired or reworked, it does appear as if the touch for D# has been moved closer to the C and C# touches, thanks to the low B tail. This meant that the traditional teardrop D# would not fit, and the straight sided D# key introduced as a result. This is certainly the earliest flute we recall seeing with the straight-sided D#. The next such instrument in our files is #5212, made 1892, also with a left-handed low B.Sold.
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930
Clair Godfroy ainé
751
Paris France
This lovely 1832 system was called "Flute Boehm a anneau" by Godfroy and Lot. This is the ring keyed 1832 system of Boehm, of course with the Godfroy shop's development of this system. This instrument was made at the high-point of the conical Boehm, just as the cylinder bore was being introduced. The footjoint and clutches are all made without the influence of the mechanism Godfroy and Lot designed for the cylinder flute, thus ensuring that this instrument was made before 1850 at the latest. Thus we have a conical bore ring keyed 1832 system flute with C foot and Dorus G#. Trill key to thumb for B-C trill.Sold.
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931
John Clinton
No serial number.
London England
The Clinton Equisonant system champions hugely graduated tone holes and a modified key system which largely includes the 8 closed keys of the simple system along with an open keyed mechanism based on Boehm. Scholars differ over the origins of some of the ideas incorporated into this flute, such as the various ways of playing F# and F natural. Regardless, this instrument shows a very active and creative mind, as well as masterful flutemaking.Sold.
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