Re: cg conn
Here is your TMI..
At the stage your horn was made, factory 34, the tone holes were soldered on and straight across.
These will decay after 100 years, and simply need to be resoldered to be a playable instrument. Solder is much better today. Extensive work.
The next step in Conn saxophone evolution, aroud 50XXX, conn had drawn tone holes, metal drawn out from the body and then cut straight across. This is what most, if not all, manufacturers do today. These horns were the first to have a patent date dec 8, 1914 and 1119954 copyright number. This was 14 years after your horn was made. None of this info is on your horn.
The next step in evolution, around 60XXX serial number, was rolled tone holes. Instead of drawing the metal out and cutting it off, the metal was rolled down to provide a ring around the tone hole. Conn Reso pads were designed to work perfectly with this tone hole design. This is the beginning of the wonderful valuable horns legendary to Conn. A tuning mechanism was also added to the neck soon before this timeframe.
And the major ding against your horn is it is a high pitch (H). A-44 is correct today and that is a low pitch (L). So to refurbish your horn to play as good as it ever did, you would still be playing out of tune with everybody else in the band. An easy way to stick out in the crowd though. The Gold plated keys and gold plated engraving makes it a wonerful and beautiful wall hanging. And a great parts horn.
There is your TMI