My knowledge of music and playing sax is very limited, so, I am new beginner, even though I learn to play in my younger years, and only just started back again. I have a elkhart, ind alto sax patent in 1914; I know nothing about this model, or hope someone can tell me about it. tx, Sally
Hi Sally, your 2nd photo shows the patent number with the capital C below it. You might have a C melody sax instead of an alto. Some C melody saxes had alto shaped necks, and some had tenor shaped neckes. There are photos of a similar horn here on Saxophone.org at http://www.saxophone.org/museum/saxophones/specimen/1533. If so, a C melody is a C instument like a piano, so you could cross check and see if middle C on your horn matches a C on a piano to make sure. I also see that you have a microtuner at the mouthpiece end of your neck. This was a feature of many old Conn's (again see the link above).