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Any information on "Le Mor" Saxophone?
Jun 13th, 2020 at 10:15pm
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HI, I was wondering if anyone has heard of or seen this Saxophone I have before? I can't find any information on it anywhere. It has a logo on the front that says "Le Mor" Made In U.S.A and is patented Sept, 14 1916 on the back. I could embarrassingly be reading the cursive wrong as well. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Here are some photos of the sax!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/185721708@N06/50002489643/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/185721708@N06/50003011751/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/185721708@N06/50003269982/in/dateposted-public/

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Re: Any information on "Le Mor" Saxophone?
Reply #1 - Jun 16th, 2020 at 3:35am
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We are not the best place for this inquiry.  We don't track saxophones, only brass instruments.
  
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Re: Any information on "Le Mor" Saxophone?
Reply #2 - Jun 17th, 2020 at 4:21am
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Given the patent date and number (1153489, granted 9/14/1915), it looks like that must be a CG Conn sax that was produced for Le Mor to be sold under their brand, or more specifically by Pan-American, which was Conn's in-house student line.  I tried to do some research on when that patent starts showing up on Conn/P-A saxes, and it seems to be relegated to Pan-Americans only (with Conns referencing a 1914 patent instead, probably involving some fancier bit of design).  Unfortunately, the serial number doesn't seem to line up with Pan-American serials (which is pretty common on "stencil" instruments), but clearly it must be later than 1915.  Based on the satin silver finish with the gold-wash bell and the style of the engraving, I'd hazard a guess at 1920s-early 1930s.  The design of the keywork and such could definitely narrow that date further, but I'm not a sax player, so I've never been able to understand keywork designs well enough to put a date to them.
  
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