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If I wouldn't have to sell ALL of my sheep and 2 out of 3 kids,,,, :twisted:
 

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At what point did Buescher begin equipping its True-Tones with snap-ons? This one appears not to have them, but I'm under the impression (illusion) the early ones didn't.
I could be wrong, but I think it was after the introduction of the Aristocrats...they never really made an Aristocrat soprano (although I have seen a couple but they are the same as the Tru Tones), but they incorporated the features from the Aristocrat horns on the sopranos.
 

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True Tones did have snap-ins, but not this early. I know it's on the site somewhere when they began, but it was before the other upgrades (front F and roller G#). As for being keyed to Eb3; it's not really that hard to get 'em above that.
 

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danarsenault said:
If it were anything but a CMel I would have left them in. But who in their right mind would buy one of these, let alone put in a zillion hours cleaning, polishing and overhauling? Oh...er,....um
Your an evil man.. :D
 

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J.Max said:
I could be wrong, but I think it was after the introduction of the Aristocrats...they never really made an Aristocrat soprano (although I have seen a couple but they are the same as the Tru Tones), but they incorporated the features from the Aristocrat horns on the sopranos.
The first patent was actually granted in late 1921 and long before the Aristocrats.
Depending on whose chart you trust, that would mean from serials around 100xxx should have snap-ons.
 

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Snaps were introduced in February 1922 and patented later in the year - November as I recall. That is much earlier than 170K, but later than this beautiful sop.
 

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Oops! One year out with another month out for the patent grant. Not bad for memory ... but could do better, I know.

The key point, of course, is that all these dates are TT territory. Aristocrats were a decade and a half later.
 
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