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by gobharp99
(2 posts)
9 months ago

Hirum K Elles Elkhart USA Alto

I was hoping a knowledgeable member of this forum might know something about this Saxophone I recently acquired...a silver plated Hirum K Elles, Elkhart, USA Alto sax.
Not too worried about the value, more interested in it's history as I haven't found anything on the internet about it.
Many thanks from a Sax newbie.

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (542 posts)

    9 months ago

    Re: Hirum K Elles Elkhart USA Alto

    That is an odd saxophone.

    Is there any numbers or dates around the lower thumb rest?

    I do not recognize the overal layout as a major producer.

    This is a definite Stencil. The name on the bell is who paid a manufaturer to produce a number of instruments with their name "stenciled" on it, not the manufacturer. That is what is know as a stencil. It is Not necessarily American made either. With that in mind, there are not many with that exact engraving.

    More info needed.

    Good Luck

     

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    1. by gobharp99
      (2 posts)

      9 months ago

      Re: Hirum K Elles Elkhart USA Alto

      Hi thanks for the reply. The serial number near the thumb rest is 15670 if that helps at all...

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