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Royston

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Has anyone ever heard of an alto sax, supposedly manufactured in the 1940’s with the name Perfect First Class engraved on the body and a serial number of 905 BB.
Silver plated.
Only photo from ad at present,
 

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jonf

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No, but I wouldn't buy it, the G# key is missing.
 

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No, but I wouldn't buy it, the G# key is missing.

Well spotted!

Has anyone ever heard of an alto sax, supposedly manufactured in the 1940’s with the name Perfect First Class engraved on the body and a serial number of 905 BB.
Silver plated.
Only photo from ad at present,

May I ask what's the appeal?

Great price? If the G# key is missing, that could explain...
 

Royston

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Well spotted!



May I ask what's the appeal?

Great price? If the G# key is missing, that could explain...

Just looking for a cheap project sax to have a go at restoring.
 

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The background in the photo could tell a story... crockery, toasting fork, coal skuttle with polished brass handle and the intriguing brass flower ornament...looks like a museum diorama
 

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The background in the photo could tell a story... crockery, toasting fork, coal skuttle with polished brass handle and the intriguing brass flower ornament...looks like a museum diorama

Basically a junk sorry antique and collectibles shop.
 

Royston

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Oh, I get that!

See here.

Funnily enough I have a vintage Dolnet alto circa 1948. Not in need of refurb though,
Beautiful horn,
Would like an old Pan Am or something similar. Pref tenor but not come across anything like yet but no rush.
 

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Bellbrace suggests it is German, late 20's-early'30's maybe. Seems like she might have RTH's. Too bad about the G# touch.

(Mine ol' eyes aint what they used to be....is the entire G# key gone ? Or just the touchpiece of it ?)

Royston...given you are o that side of pond...why not just try to find an old stencil or the likes of a Malerne, Santoni (both made Evette Schaeffers), Rampone, Borgani, Orsi or the like ? Aren't those easier to find there than an old american second shelfer ?
 
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Royston

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Bellbrace suggests it is German, late 20's-early'30's maybe. Seems like she might have RTH's. Too bad about the G# touch.

(Mine ol' eyes aint what they used to be....is the entire G# key gone ? Or just the touchpiece of it ?)

Royston...given you are o that side of pond...why not just try to find an old stencil or the likes of a Malerne, Santoni (both made Evette Schaeffers), Rampone, Borgani, Orsi or the like ? Aren't those easier to find there than an old american second shelfer ?

Unfortunately nothing about at present.
Seems to be in reverse. All seem to be your side of the pond.
As I say, there’s no rush so just keep an eye out.
 

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What kind of sax are you looking for? Very old, rare, odd, .... or something more modern (post WWII)?
 

Royston

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What kind of sax are you looking for? Very old, rare, odd, .... or something more modern (post WWII)?

Hi
The answer is probably “not sure”
Preferably tenor, known mnf and pre WWII but open to others.
Looking for a project to strip, rebuild and probably repad.
 
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