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Wm. S. Haynes

Serial #738.

Boston, USA

Stamp: On body: (curved) WM. S. HAYNES/ (line)/ BOSTON, MASS/ 738. On foot: (monogram) WSH. Headjoint unstamped.

Marks:

Manufacture Date: Made 1903, per Goodman. This is the third year after Haynes left J. C. Haynes Co to start his own business. Wm. S. Haynes serial numbers begin with #507, after he made 506 flutes for J. C. Haynes (no relation).

Hallmarks:

Comments: This is an outstanding flute; we are not sure why, but it does vary somewhat from the usual Wm. Haynes flutes. Perhaps this one was made by George.

Material: Made of black wood, probably grenadilla. Silver keys and trim, with gold springs (four steel replacements). Cork screw wood with silver tip.

System: This is the classic Haynes version of the Boehm and Mendler flutes used by Carl Wehner and others in the Boston Symphony. Closed G#, Bb trill, C foot, thumb crutch (removed).

Condition: Well used, but currently in perfect playing condition.

Pitch: Pitched at A=435 with the head pulled out. All the way in, it plays at A=440.

Sounding Length: Sounding length 605 mm.

Measurements:

Weight: 487 g.

Case: In new Haynes case.

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