Format 3D Object
Contributors William Sherman Haynes
Dates 1926
Language English
Subjects Physical Objects
Title
DCM 1431a and 1431b: William Sherman Haynes / Clarinet in A and Clarinet in B-flat
Contributor Names
William Sherman Haynes
Created / Published
Boston, p1926-1927
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  DCM 1431a and 1431b: Haynes patent, 1926: thermoclarinet. Double tube construction incorporating Haynes patented thermal design. Description from Baxter-Northup music catalog: "This new clarinet, made of two hard-drawn tubes, tightly sealed at the extremities, is an air chamber. A small tube with removable cap is applied immediately below the barrel joint of the instrument. By means of a hidden opening, near the bell end of the instrument, the player breathes gently into the tube near the barrel end. Ten to fifteen exhalations will serve to expel the cold dead air, replacing it with warm, live breath. By quickly closing both apertures, the instrument is rendered thermal and will stay warm throughout an entire performance. With the new Wm. S. Haynes sterling silver clarinet, the unending annoyance of trying to play in tune a clarinet warm near the mouthpiece, less warm in the center and quite cold at the bell end is completely overcome." The "hidden opening" near the bell is simply a hole which is covered or uncovered by a close-fitting ferrule containing an aligning hole, similar to vacuum cleaner hose nozzle devices. The Haynes clarinets are excellent instruments, but were successfully used for an unfortunately short period. Especially well-known in the Boston area, they were used by a few major players, for example, Georges Barrère, in his Barrère Little Symphony and Ensemble of Woodwind Instruments. At one point, the entire Paul LaValle Concert Band in B-flat Section was equipped with Haynes instruments.
-  Provenance: Louis W. Lewis, Oakland, California, 1995.
-  Case: Original double case for DCM 1431a and DCM 1431b.
-  Mark Additional: DCM 1431a: Mark on body. Mark on bell: REGISTERED / WSH (monogram) / TRADEMARK. Mark on one mouthpiece: PATENT / HARWOOD / PENDING; 1431b: Mark on body. Mark on bell: REGISTERED / WSH (monogram) / TRADEMARK. Mark on one mouthpiece: PATENT / HARWOOD / PENDING
-  Mark Maximum: DCM 1431a: THE / HAYNES CLARINET / MADE BY / WM. S. HAYNES CO. / BOSTON, MASS. / 167 / PAT. 1715162 / REG. TRADEMARK / A; 1431b: THE / HAYNES CLARINET / MADE BY / WM. S. HAYNES CO. / BOSTON, MASS. / 171 / PAT. 1715162 / REG. TRADEMARK / B
-  Physical Description: DCM 1431a and 1431b: Body, in one piece, with bell, barrel, and mouthpiece. Double tube construction.
-  Key Holes System: DCM 1431a and 1431b: Boehm system, 6 rings.
Medium
DCM 1431a and 1431b: Sterling silver, hard rubber mouthpiece (one mouthpiece is silver-lined).; 1431a: 69 cm.; 1431b: 66.1 cm.
Source Collection
Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection
Repository
Music Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/dcmflute.1431


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