antique Evette and Schaeffer Tenor Sax
Can any of you sax fiends out there tell me something about an old horn I just acquired? It has the following engravings: Buffet Crampon & c. Paris; Evette & Schaeffer Anc' Mon Buffet Crampon & Cie, 18 & 20 Passage du Sel Cerf; made in France LP Paris 18905; and then on the front of the bell, Carl Fischer New York. This horn doesn't even have pearls for the fingers, just brass keypads. Also, there is a key on top of another key - the low D has a small key on top of it which seems to be a Eb trill key. Anythig anyone can tell me about this horn will be appreciated. I don't see a serial #, the 18905 seems more like some kind of postal code, but I don't really know. Thanks, Fred
18095 is indeed the serial number. I have a Soprano Sax of this style but a little newer...mine is S/N 29XXX. (I think ?) Also As I recall, mine was made in the mod-1920's so I would assume that yours is a bit older.
You are also correct that the 'D' key has a hole throught the center in order to make an Eb trill key.
I think that there is a good bit of information on these older Buffet / Evette & Shaeffer Saxes on the 'Saxpics' website.
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Does it have one or two octave key levers?
Yes, the saxpics site led me to another site of Buffet serial numbers that put my horn at 1909. Fred
Originally Posted by Tharruff