A friend of mine (pro player from Vancouver) is selling off some gear & called me tonight for some help. He asked me to track down some info on a couple of instruments he has, that he doesn't have much history on (other than his personal knowledge of having owned & used them professionally for years). He was hoping I might be able help him out. Well this has turned out to be anything but straight forward... As this thread's title mentions, the instrument in question is an Armstrong alto flute. Seems straight forward enough, except for the serial number. It doesn't have a prefix like it's supposed to have according to the Selmer-Conn website. The flute is made in Elkhart, and is serial #: L85XX. Anyone got any guesses for me? Suggestions where I might try to look for information? Links to websites? I feel like I've chased my tail all over the 'Net looking for something that just doesn't exist, but clearly does, since we have photographic evidence of it. We're trying to determine year of manufacturing. If your curiosity is peaked about the second instrument, I'll give you a hint, it ain't no flute...It's a King bari sax...Just as seemingly mysterious.