B foot joint

Made by Haynes, William. S in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 1950-1960.

This flute is one of several in the Powerhouse Museum’s collection that belonged to and were played by one of Australia’s greatest flautists, Neville Amadio. Internationally renowned as a soloist and chamber musician, Amadio held the position of Principal Flute in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years from its establishment in the early 1930s until his retirement from the position in 1978.

Born in Sydney in 1913 Neville Amadio began learning the flute at the age of 8 initially gettin...


The B foot joint which is fitted into the body of the Haynes flute, replaces the standard footjoint in order to play down to B note. The part is made from a cylindrical silver tube with three keys and two levers.

The joint is housed in a cylindrical wooded tube, decorated on the outside with white contact and gold flowers. The tube has a small wooden stopper to seal the open end.


Possibly produced by Haynes as an alternate foot joint to the standard type used on the Haynes instrument.
Haynes, William. S 1950-1960


Part of the instruments owned by Neville Amadio. It is unknown where and when he acquired this foot joint but was used as an extension for his Haynes flute for certain works requiring this lower pitch.
Amadio, Neville 1930-1978


Gift of Mrs Hilda Maude Amadio, 2007
18 July, 2007

Cite this Object

B foot joint 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 November 2017, <https://ma.as/362589>
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