Elkhart Band Instrument Company Odd Marked Tenor Saxophone
I have a very nice Elkhart Band Instrument Company Tenor Saxophone with odd markings.
The Engraving is the normal Elk Head above the writing engraved inside a heart (Elk Hart),
Elkhart Band Instrument Company. Normal Buescher type writing.
The oddity is the serial number is 87-29. Exactly like that 87-29. I have no idea what so ever what this might mean. The only possible clue is it could have been produced in 1929 and maybe no 87 in a small starter run of horns. No other information, not even an LP (low pitch)or a HP (high Pitch). It needs some work, but seems to blow A=440
This horn does not have a Front F key, it has Opposing Bell keys, Black rollers.
I have "BEEN TOLD" The Elkhart Band Instrument Company was a joint venture between Buescher and Conn, prior to it becoming absorbed by Buescher , later being introduced as a second line student horn for Buescher.
So, with this information, I am wondering if anyone has any experience with the older versions
of this production of horns.