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by historicsaxwhisperer
(512 posts)
4 years ago

Kohlert and Keilwerth chicken or egg Are They Not Related

I have a few Kohlert altos, a 55 and a 57. Both are tremendous players. From the 1950s' with rolled tone holes and Conn 6m type G# cluster of keys. Now we have newer horns made by Keilwerth. Nicer versions have rolled tone holes.

My confusion is, I was under the impression that Keilwerth came from Kohlert at one time. The Saxophone Museum information is simply wrong, in that the manufacture dates of newer Keilwerth horns are listed in the early 1900s'  up to the 1930s'

I hope some experts out there can tell the community some correct information concerning these two names/manufacturers.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Keilwerth

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  1. by GFC
    (794 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Kohlert and Keilwerth chicken or egg Are They Not Related

    The info in the museum section appears to have been corrected.

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    1. by historicsaxwhisperer
      (512 posts)

      4 years ago

      Re: Kohlert and Keilwerth chicken or egg Are They Not Related

      No, they still have the manufacture dates incorrect. I know Peter Ponzol was not part of Keilwerth in the 1920s. Its more humorous or embarrassing to the museum in my opinion, but I am far from normal. Its just an input oversight or lack or manpower to keep it current. I have found the info I was looking for from other sources. The museum is very nice but like everyrthing else on the internet not always correct

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      1. by GFC
        (794 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: Kohlert and Keilwerth chicken or egg Are They Not Related

        Here's what I found in the museum section:

         http://saxophone.org/museum/saxophones/manufacturer/64/history/0

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