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by 10rsax
(19 posts)
10 years ago

Conn Stencil ID,Drawn holes,L hnd nailfile,#51507 alto

This alto has a micro tune neck, 0/80 post, wire tonehole guards w/ wrap around soldiered felt holders, Pat'd Sept 14 1915 # 1153489 A 51507 L any help on ID of this horn will be welcomed. I want to rebuild if this is one of those sleeper horns from the day with big sound. Thanks, Mike

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  1. by saxismyaxe
    (574 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Conn Stencil ID,Drawn holes,L hnd nailfile,#51507 alto

    Well first of all, what is the stencil name on the horn? Without that and a few pics, it is high near impossible to identify anything beyond what you've provided. The Serial number is of little use, since Conn's date/serial number timeline doesn't apply to their stencil horns.

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    1. by 10rsax
      (19 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Conn Stencil ID,Drawn holes,L hnd nailfile,#51507 alto

      The stencil says, CONTINENTAL made in USA, it has 7 flagpoles, with an eagle on the center one. The centerpiece has the logo and a pic of north america. I'll try to get some pics to you soon. Is there any other ID characteristics I can look for in the mean time? Mike

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Conn Stencil ID,Drawn holes,L hnd nailfile,#51507 alto

        That would be a Conn stencil made in the early 1920's.

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        1. by Dave Dix
          (421 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Conn Stencil ID,Drawn holes,L hnd nailfile,#51507 alto

          conn stencil but a bit later.Around 1925-27 Dave

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        2. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Conn Stencil ID,Drawn holes,L hnd nailfile,#51507 alto

          Yes, if it has the nail file G# it would be a later model, 1925-1932. Basically, a New Wonder series II or Chu Berry stencil only without the rolled tone holes.

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