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859

Haynes, Wm. S.

Boston, USA

Stamp: Engraved on barrel: (curved) THE HAYNES FLUTE / (STRAIGHT) MFD BY / WM. S. HAYNES CO. / BOSTON, MASS. /25050 / REG. TRADE MARK Engraved on headjoint: (curved) REGISTERED/ (monogram) WSH / (reverse curve) / TRADEMARK

Comments: This silver Alto flute speaks easily, with a warm and lovely tone.

Material: Alto Flute with solid silver body and keys. Tube appears to be .019".

System: Alto Flute with C foot.

Condition: In excellent condition. Plays well, but could use a complete repadding in the fairly near future.

Pitch: Pitched at A=440.

Sounding Length: Sounding length 790 mm.

Measurements: Embouchure 10.88 x 12.80.

Weight: 720 g.

Case: In original case.

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Photographs (click to enlarge):

This alto flute was made c. 1955 for Harold Jeter, and is being sold by the Jeter family.
This alto flute was made c. 1955 for Harold Jeter, and is being sold by the Jeter family.
The right hand is wonderfully simple, and largely follows the C flute pattern, only larger.
The right hand is wonderfully simple, and largely follows the C flute pattern, only larger.
The left hand mechanism is where the maker's creativity on an alto flute shines.  Here we see a very simple and elegant solution, including the gracefully curved arm to the G touch.
The left hand mechanism is where the maker's creativity on an alto flute shines. Here we see a very simple and elegant solution, including the gracefully curved arm to the G touch.
My favorite part on this flute is the thumb mechanism.  Graceful and effective, this makes for a comfortable left hand.
My favorite part on this flute is the thumb mechanism. Graceful and effective, this makes for a comfortable left hand.
The tone holes are drawn and rolled.
The tone holes are drawn and rolled.
The embouchure, at 10.88 x 12.80 mm is only slightly larger than a C flute hole.
The embouchure, at 10.88 x 12.80 mm is only slightly larger than a C flute hole.
The side G# with typical backclutch to it's right.  The alto mechanism requires a second backclutch, to go around the post below the Bb.  This second backclutch is also three pieces, but the third piece is under the longer spade.
The side G# with typical backclutch to it's right. The alto mechanism requires a second backclutch, to go around the post below the Bb. This second backclutch is also three pieces, but the third piece is under the longer spade.
The underside of the footjoint touches shows the little corner piece for closing the C# with the rollered C touch.
The underside of the footjoint touches shows the little corner piece for closing the C# with the rollered C touch.
Much of this mechanism is the same as on a C flute, only larger and longer, like this Bb trill touch.
Much of this mechanism is the same as on a C flute, only larger and longer, like this Bb trill touch.