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Only the tenors are marked B11. The alto is B7.

According to SaxPics, the tenor Top Hat and Cane started as a B11 but there were also instruments marked S20 at the end of the TH&C run.
The next model - the Super 400 - was marked S20.
The next one after that was the S25.
http://saxpics.com/?v=mod&modID=3
Unfortunately, that's where Saxpics goes wrong if that statement is true. The S-20 and S-25 were produced concurrently. For translation, the Super 400 S-20 is the earlier 400 B-12 (derived from the B-11) while the 400 S-25 is the earlier Aristocrat model 157.
 

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Unfortunately, that's where Saxpics goes wrong if that statement is true. The S-20 and S-25 were produced concurrently. For translation, the Super 400 S-20 is the earlier 400 B-12 (derived from the B-11) while the 400 S-25 is the earlier Aristocrat model 157.
Saxpics says that they were introduced in that order but that they were sold concurrently.
 

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Saxpics says that they were introduced in that order but that they were sold concurrently.
Not sure what you mean. If you mean that the S-20 and B-12 were "sold" concurrently, certainly. You would have had dealers with older inventory. My father bought my '49 Buescher 156 tenor new in '51, as an example. Also wouldn't surprise me much if someone bought a brand new S-20 (engraved as a Super 400) in 1961 that had B-12 stamped on the back. Identical horns except for some plating and engraving.
 
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