Haynes, Wm. S.
Stamp: Engraved on barrel: (curved) THE HAYNES FLUTE / (STRAIGHT) MFD BY / WM. S. HAYNES CO. / BOSTON, MASS /36100 / REG. TRADE MARK / HAROLD W. JETER Engraved on headjoint: (curved) REGISTERED/ (monogram) WSH / (reverse curve) / TRADEMARK
Marks: Initials on the footjoint strap appear to be: "FI". Just above the G# the numbers. "454" are punched into that strap.
Manufacture Date: Made August, 1967, according to the Haynes Company.
Comments: This flute clearly has a strong and compelling tone, without any of the annoying tendencies of more modern instruments, yet the pads leak just enough to make this instruments inner mysteries a wonderful, discoverable, secret.
Material: Silver, B foot, with 14k gold lipplate, silver riser. Tube appears to be .014".
System: Hand made French model with B foot (with gizmo), gold lipplate. Soldered toneholes. Seamless tube. This fascinating instrument is fitted with reversible split E and high G# facilitator connections.
Condition: This flute was one of the most played of the Harold Jeter collection. Although it has been through the hands of nonprofessional restorationists (probably Jeter himself), she is ready for a complete overhaul and rebirth. Paul Rabinov feels that the pads need to be changed.
Pitch: Pitched at A=440. Classic scale.
Sounding Length: 637 mm.
Case: In Harold Jeter handmade case.