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by kingreen
(5 posts)
1 week ago

Vintage sax

i have a artist brand a burdwise sax with a patent date of 8 dec 1914- can anyobe give me any info on value?

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (231 posts)

    1 week ago

    Re: Vintage sax

    The patent date represents a horn manufactured by C.G. Conn.

    Your pic tells us nothing except that it is what is considered a stencil horn made by conn, so some other company paid conn to have the engraving "stenciled" on the bell.

    Normally Conn would use the remaining inventory of  parts from their last replaced madel as parts fpr a stencil horn. The picture shows straight tone holes as opposed to the 1923 to 1948ish rolled tone holes used by Conn, so I am going to assurme your horn is a primitive horn prior to 1922 and is probably a C melody.

    Value is low, below 250 bucks.

    More pictures of the horn itself could tell more.

    Good Luck.

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  2. by kingreen
    (5 posts)

    1 week ago

    Re: Vintage sax

    Here’s two more pictures

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    p5993

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    1. by kingreen
      (5 posts)

      1 week ago

      Re: Vintage sax

      oh it also says Baltimore Maryland on it also 

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    2. by kingreen
      (5 posts)

      1 week ago

      Re: Vintage sax

      oh it also says Baltimore Maryland on it also 

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    3. by historicsaxwhisperer
      (231 posts)

      1 week ago

      Re: Vintage sax

      This is the Conn Model yours is most similar too.

      https://www.saxophone.org/museum/saxophones/specimen/1476

      Yours probably does not have a front F key.

      The Front F was reserved for Conn models and was a patent item till around 1926 when it started showing on competitor sax producers.

       

      Yours is a Tenor.If the parts move freely, meaning nothing is fused and not moving, it may be worth refurbishing.

      T means Tenor L mean low pitch a=440

       

      Good Luck

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  3. by kingreen
    (5 posts)

    1 week ago

    Re: Vintage sax



    Original Quote:
    "i have a artist brand a burdwise sax with a patent date of 8 dec 1914- can anyobe give me any info on value?

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    1. by GFC
      (720 posts)

      1 week ago

      Re: Vintage sax

      Production date is vaguely constrained between 1917, when Conn first started producing horns with drawn toneholes (hence the patent) and 1930, when they dropped the "P" on stencil serial numbers.  If it's around 30 inches from the bottom of the bow to the neck receiver it's a tenor.  If it's around 25 inches it's a C-melody.  Tenors are worth more than C-melocdy horns.  There's not a whole lot of value in old stencil horns in rough cosmetic condition either way.

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