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So is there anyone out there who can tell me what this is?

It came with an old Conn Alto that I purchased. There are no chips anywhere, no biteplate wear and the chamber is quite round.

Is there anything that can be done for the discoloring ?

HUTMO

 

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Not to be telling you who is buried in Grant's tomb, but Conn made a mouthpiece that looked like that with a big round chamber and the metal ring on the shank. As to the discoloration, if there's calcification on it I've found that comes off with a good soak in some cola, and in my limited experience the cola doesn't discolor the mouthpiece (further) the way vinegar might. Some have suggested olive oil to reduce the oxidation, but that hasn't accomplished much in my experience. I wonder if a light polish might restore the black. Personally, I love old brown hard rubber - it highlights the quality of the rubber.
 

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I got a Chu alto that had the same mouthpiece. Most of the Conn eagle mouthpieces I have had didn't have the band on the shank but I suspect by the late 20s they supplied new horns with the one like yours and mine. I guess I will "second" the motion.
 
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