WM S Haynes Thermo Sterling Silver clarinet. Comes with the original hard to find Wm S Haynes case. Plays nicel and one of the rarest clarinets ever made. The pads are in very good condition.
The clarinet has a blow hole process created by Vern Powell who worked for Haynes at the time. The little cap on the front of the top part of the body is removed to blow into the clarinet to warm it up when played out doors. The story goes that Powell did not get any credit for this configuration that he created and was not included in the patent of the instrument, so he left Haynes to form his own company and that was the beginning of the Powell Flute company.
If you live outside of the United States I will not sell it to you. One of the most fascinating, and unusual, metal clarinets developed was the "thermos" by the famous Boston flute maker Haynes. This clarinet, too, has been surrounded by some of the most interesting controversy. Without the turmoil that enveloped this clarinet, perhaps the instrument manufacturing world might be different today.
Haynes established his own, independent flute making workshop in 1900. In 1913, after hiring Verne Q. Powell, Haynes started making a new model of silver flute. The only time the Haynes Company ever made anything except flutes commenced in 1926. This was the first year of production of a silver Boehm System clarinet.
In total, 334 of these clarinets were made, the last produced in 1942. Powell, co- director of Haynes in 1926, claimed to have invented certain aspects of the instrument.
Never having received any public credit his name is totally absent from the 1926 patent. Opening his own flute making shop in 1926, his business was firmly established by 1931. The item "Rare Wm S. Haynes Sterling Silver Clarinet nice condition only 332 ever made WOW" is in sale since Sunday, December 13, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Clarinets". The seller is "sax-ee" and is located in Medford, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.