Flute (Boehm system)

1945
William S. Haynes Co., Inc. (American, 1900–present)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 71 cm (27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.799

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. Cylindrical bore. Silver body and keys. Made in three parts: headjoint, bodyjoint, and footjoint. Elliptical embouchure. Boehm-system French model with open g-sharp’ key, c-sharp” trill key, and low-b footjoint with “gizmo.” Protective metal sleeves for tenons of headjoint and bodyjoint. Leather-covered hard-shell case with red velvet lining and canvas protective cover. Metal cleaning rod.

Inscription

Engraved on headjoint: REG(ISTER)ED / [lyre] / TRADE MARK / 7 / STERLING; engraved on bodyjoint: THE HAYNES FLUTE / MFD BY / WM. S. HAYNES CO. / BOSTON, MASS. / 17959 / REG. TRADE MARK

Provenance

1945, sold by the maker to Dale Higbee, Salisbury, North Carolina; 1986, gift of Higbee to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 1986)

Credit Line

Gift of Dale Higbee