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Hello my friends! I need your help identifying an old Otto Link metal 5 MPC. I've had it for over 30 yrs and played it all thru High School and College. After that I became a diehard Vintage Levelaire Player(with slight mods). It doesn't have the USA stamp on it & one of my buddies seems to think it may be a Florida piece. It's exactly 4 inches long and does not have the gold plating. It's been so long ago, I'm not sure if it ever did, but possible. It sure doesn't look like pure brass stock either, it's actually silver in color. I'm a freak about keeping my equipment mint and this is no exception. But I do notice on the side of the actual biteplate some metal is showing thru?? Seems odd, but I've always used a rubber cushion on top by habit & comfort. You guys are the best to ask,...so I'm asking!
 

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Well that was a big help!!! What surprises me is that I bought this new in 77 and it appears to be an in between model of the late 50's/ early 60. It has the rhodium plating but without the USA stamped on the piece. I noticed that there is some gold left within the lettering and I kind of remember it having it, but it may have been worn off so quickly that it doesn't really stick out in my memory. I'll check into donating it to SOTW. Maybe this will help them as you have helped me!! Pay it forward! It'll make you feel good!!!!
 

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beantownman said:
Well that was a big help!!! What surprises me is that I bought this new in 77 and it appears to be an in between model of the late 50's/ early 60.
that was the cool thing about the 70's and links for sure. lots of places still had old stocks of floridas and even early floridas and sold them at just stock prices. I think it was before everyone noticed how really terrible the babbit company had ruined them.
 

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garyjones said:
that was the cool thing about the 70's and links for sure. lots of places still had old stocks of floridas and even early floridas and sold them at just stock prices. I think it was before everyone noticed how really terrible the babbit company had ruined them.
This member seems to think that sax on the web is his personal platform for defamation and libel. To implicate a company that sells thousands of of mouthpieces to many satisfied customers as "ruined" is wrong. And I hope that eventually you lose a lawsuit for that loose cannon of a mouth.
 
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