William S. Haynes Boehm System Flute

William S. Haynes Boehm System Flute

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Description (Brief)

This flute was made by William S. Haynes in Boston, Massachusetts in 1920. It is a Boehm System flute, serial #5874, made of silver and accessioned with an original case. This flute is engraved:

THE HAYNES FLUTE
MFD BY
WM. S. HAYNES CO.
BOSTON MASS
5874
PATENTED

William S. Haynes (1864-1939) received United States Patent #1,119,954 on December 8, 1914 for “Improvements in musical wind instruments such as flutes, saxophones, piccolos and the like.”

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flute
Date made
1920
maker
Haynes, William S.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 67.945 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1982.0511.01
accession number
1982.0511
catalog number
1982.0511.01
Credit Line
Gift of C. Malcolm Watkins
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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