Conn saxophone serial dating
For those interested in the Cavalier line, I will continue posting those results on the "Cavalier Production Dates?
" thread The results of the brass study are posted on the Conn Loyalist site and horn-u-copia site.
Since posting the updated system,the brass sample has grown 20% and the results are still valid.
I continue to gather the brass as the next step is to determine the production of the different instrument types.
I have a thought on this, but would like some comments from interested or knowledgeable forum members.
In the trades 1919 seems to also be the reference date for anniversaries.
To establish a dating system, the sax count is statistically sufficient, but the documentation to support the dating of key changes in the line is relatively scarce.
Here's where I am so far: 1) Saxes and woodwinds may have different serial number systems.
For other readers, here are pics of my Pan American alto which you identified as a 64M model from the 1930's, serial number 46676, with some close-ups of its interesting micro-tuner neck.https://forum.saxontheweb.net/album.php?
albumid=884 I am assuming this one (5833) has the 1915 Hardy patent stamp and the T type as opposed to the Mercedes type key guard?The names include America First, Liberty, Common-Wealth, Soloiste, International, Continental, Continental Colonial and Continental Clarion (Cavalier line).