I've run across a vintage alto recently. The markings on the bell read:
4 Place Dancourt Paris
Medaille D'OR St Louis 1904
No other markings, serial numbers. There is no neck.
Anyone an expert or know of one who I can contact to find out about this horn?
I would like to eventually sell it. But I am thinking a collector and not a player would be more interested.
It obviously needs a total overhaul, repad, cleaning.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Eugene
The St. Louis Gold Metal Model saxophone was the first saxophone actually designed by Selmer, although still manufactured in the shop of Adolphe Sax Jr. at 84 Rue Myrha in Paris. The earliest record of this model saxophone is from a 1910 Selmer Paris catalog. Saxophones of this vintage are referred to as the gold metal model because they are all engraved or stamped "Medaille D'OR St. Louis 1904" in recognition of the St. Louis Expo gold metal. These instruments were manufactured in Bb straight soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. C-melody was also added later in the production run.