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Flute in C by William S. Haynes, Boston, 1932
NMM 9942. Flute in C by William S. Haynes, Boston, 1932. Stamped on body at socket: The Haynes Flute / MFD · BY · / WM. S. HAYNES CO / BOSTON MASS / 12200 / REG'D TRADE MARK; stamped on head joint: REGISTERED / [Trade mark insignia] / TRADE MARK. Cylindrical. Three sections. Boehm system, closed hole, C foot. Silver body, nineteen silver keys with 14-karat gold springs. Total length, 669 mm. Bought by a C. G. Conn dealer about 1935 who was instructed to send it to Robert W. Young, who had just finished his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Washington and been hired by the C. G. Conn, Ltd. Experimental Department, where he carefully copied the dimensions of the flute. Those dimensions then became the factory specifications for the "new" Conn flute that was marketed about 1938. Gift of Robert W. Young, Escondido, California, 2000.
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