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Saxophones trying to ID an old loft find F-alto

Ed209

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so I'm trying to work out what this instrument is, and whether it's worth restoring:
* no serial numbers or any kind of markings
* two octave keys
* tuned to F (ish) - quite a flat F
* low B hole on the left of the horn, no Bb

any ideas?
 

EdJ

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There are loads of pretty much non functioning Indian pocket Trumpets around marked with turn of the last century brand names e.g. Boosey (without Hawkes). It looks like an Indian copy to me too. Does it play ( unlike the pocket Trumpets)?
 
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Ed209

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Ha, thanks folks. No it would need quite a lot of work to get close to playing.
It's looking more like a wall ornament. Maybe I can make a steam punk lamp out of it
 
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