Conn saxophone serial dating
Currently the sample has grown to 873 examples with 693 saxes and 155 woodwinds.I am continuing together examples and documentation so I can use all the help I can get.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?7) Pan American saxes were stencils 45-47% of the time. The earlier years have the highest ratio of stencils for both lines.
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.thanks, Kurt Badenia, you already have my horn listed, I think, from Jaye PDX's thread (mentioned above).This comes from the known time periods of certain contemporary models not being congruent and the woodwinds not using a "P"or "W" prefix. This may be the start of the line as of 1919, when the Pan American factory opened. Pan American was incorporated in July 1919 and the factory officially opened in November.In the trades 1919 seems to also be the reference date for anniversaries.