Evette & Schaeffer, Buffet-Crampon S.A.

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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    First, quoting from the IDRS article, which is quoting Kurz and McBride from Buffet,

    Primarily because I've written SOMETHING about the contrabass Sarrusophone, I've been designated "expert" status and people are e-mailing me. Used to be once a year. Now it's once or twice a month.

    So, a gentleman e-mailed me about an Evette-Schaeffer Sarrusophone he had and wanted a value guesstimate. I initially responded that a) I didn't think E&S made a Sarrusophone because they had the contrabass saxophone and b) that "Sarrusophone" was a family of instruments, so just saying, "I have a Sarrusophone" doesn't help me with the value.

    So, I asked for pics and got 'em. It's ENGRAVED E&S, but the serial number is 12x (blanking out the last number for "security"). And looks like a Conn 16V.

    I've asked the owner to check for the Haynes tone hole patent on the horn. I think he'll find one.

    I'll try to post some pics, later. I THINK I have an idea where that 1907 E&S catalog is, too.
     
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