Re: Slide Saxophones
I wouldnt bother with them - I played a lyon and healy I beleive it was and it was a total piece of .... - it sounded really bad and tuning was marginal at best. There is also the mellosax, but I am not sure who made that.
The A, B and C part I cant imagine being simply model A - its too unpretentious i would think for an instrument manufacturer from that age - now it would be understandable on a horn made in new delhi. Perhaps it is the key? A and C are reasonable enough - if I am not mistaken, i was once showed an OLD clarinet, that I beleive was in the key of B - though I cant be certain - it wasnt your standard Bb, I know that, but it wasnt a soprano either.
Theres a guy in new york that owns a shop called the village flute and saxophone shop, he has a couple, he might be able to tell you more - though if I remember right, none of his slide saxes worked - they were just collection pieces along with some adolphes.