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American Perfection Tuba
Dec 7th, 2009 at 6:43pm
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I have an Eb, 3 valve Silver tuba about 4/4  marked "American Perfection   made in United States Of America   then, lower down it says Made for Sherman-Clay co. The serial no. is P35844
I'm sure it's a stencil horn, but who made it, and when? I can't find anything on it.
  
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Re: American Perfection Tuba
Reply #1 - Dec 7th, 2009 at 8:17pm
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Sherman-Clay are also associated with instruments from Thibouville, and Couesnon.  American Perfection seems to be a seems to be a model/tradename for Couesnon.
  
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Reply #2 - Dec 8th, 2009 at 3:27am
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P35844 would also be a 1927 stencil serial number for Conn
http://www.xs4all.nl/~cderksen/ConnSerialsPanAmBrass.html
  

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Reply #3 - Dec 8th, 2009 at 4:12am
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OK, to follow up on Pryorphone's idea, here is a list of Pan Am tubaas:  http://www.xs4all.nl/~cderksen/PanAmJModels.html. ; If it is a Pan Am stencil, then it should be one of those.  And, 52J, 54J appear to be the only Eb's. 

We have one Pan Am Eb in our catalog, it is:  http://www.horn-u-copia.net/display.php?id1=2752&id2=&id3=&id4=

Unfortunately, I don't have a model number for it.  (But if I had to guess, I'd guess it is the 54.)
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 28th, 2009 at 1:22am
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Because it says "American made" I am not sure it would be by Cuesnon. It does look as though it could be 1927 vintage, although it is in prety good shape for a Stencil horn that old.
  
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Reply #5 - Dec 28th, 2009 at 1:36am
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I justlooked over the Pan American model 54 you mentioned. I think that's it! Same mouth pipe/condensation loop and same connections on the bottom bow.

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