Dating conn saxophones
My Cavalier alto is serial 08xx and the tenor is 06xx.I'm sensing low production over a short period of time.
My 20s Pan AM alto has the locking screws, but none are present on the Cavaliers.
"Also be aware that the serial numbers below weren't just for C-Melody saxes, each instrument produced was assigned a sequential unique number, so (for example) in Jan-1924, 60993 could have been a Tenor Sax, 60994 a C-Mel, 60995 a Soprano, etc. I've heard from Joe Uebelacker, who has a King C-Melody s/no 34xxx.
Going by the published serial numbers, this places it's age somewhere between 18 (helpful...) However, on the same website there is an announcement that the "King C-Melody was introduced around 1916-1920" - in fact probably closer to 1920 Hrmmmmm.
Despite the simple engraving, both horns have MOP rollers and concave pearl touches.
Has anyone seen Cavalier saxes with same-side bell keys or serials over 5000?