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by bob schultz
(1 post)
9 years ago

JW YORK AND SONS SAXAPHONE

I FOUND AN OLD SAXAPHONE IN THE ATTIC OF MY GARAGE. I'M WONDERING IF IT IS WORTH ANYTHING?IT HAS AN INSCRIPTION "JW YORK AND SONS " GRAND RAPIDS MICH. AND ON THE BACK IT SAYS 59479 LOW PITCH LICENSE PAT DEC 8 1914. IT IS NOT IN VERY GOOD CONDITION IN MY OPINION BUT I KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT INSTRAMENTS. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED schultz.robert@mchsi.com

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  1. by Sax Mom
    (964 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: JW YORK AND SONS SAXAPHONE

    My guess is that it's a Conn stencil, with the Dec. 8 1914 date on it. No clue as to value or age. Others may know.

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    1. by connsaxman_jim
      (2336 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: JW YORK AND SONS SAXAPHONE

      York made their own horns, and some were Conn stencils (earlier horns). My guess is that yours is of early 20's vintage, and like sax mom said, it's a Conn stencil. Probably a New Wonder Series I stencil. Does it have rolled tone holes (the area where the pad touches the tone holes is rolled to form a lip) Most of the York saxophones that the company produced themselves were also modeled after Conn horns.

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