Wm. S. Haynes
Stamp: On body: (curved) WM. S. HAYNES/ (line)/ BOSTON, MASS/ 738. On foot: (monogram) WSH. Headjoint unstamped.
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).
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.
Weight: 487 g.
Case: In new Haynes case.