Wm. S. Haynes silver cylindrical piccolo serial #5473, made in 1919, solid silver headjoint, body and keys, drawn tone holes, gold alignment dots, no shake, gold springs, A=440.
John Kiburz, principal flute of the St. Louis Symphony, was the original owner of Haynes piccolo #5473. This piccolo was made when Verne Q. Powell was working at Haynes and bears the special engraving signature that Powell devised. Silver cylindrical piccolos are very rare compared to wood conical piccolos. The cylindrical design allows the piccolo to behave more like a little flute, especially in the high register. Notes from high C and above are possible much like on a flute.
Haynes #5473 is in playable condition, much tarnish from lack of use. The pads are older and will seal with some finger pressure. A repad would be recommended for serious playing. The mechanism is in good condition. No dent. It comes in its original French case in good condition.
For those who are looking for a wood sound, etc. for this piccolo, please visit David Chu’s webpage on wood piccolo headjoints for cylindrical piccolos: www.sideblown.com/Piccolo.html.
Maker’s mark and serial number on body only.
Mark: Wm. S. Haynes Co./Boston Mass./5473
The embouchure hole measures at 7.9 x 10.5 mm.
Headjoint length is 4-3/4”.
The piccolo weighs 132 grams.
Sounding length is 265 mm.
It comes in the original French case.
Please see detailed photos below.
Price is $1,200 USD, $35 shipping to USA. International shipping rates vary by country, please inquire.
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