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I bought this mouthpiece in a random shop near chicago a few years ago. i didn't have my horn with me, but when i got him, it didn't fit either alto or tenor and neither reeds fit on it.

all it says on it is "holton" and "PAT. APPLIED FOR"









 

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You can find a lot of these Holtons. Hentons are even more common. circa 1920-1940. I think they have lasted since the metal plate in the facing area holds up well. I think they were made of metal and Bakolite (an ealry plastic). 100% Bakolite would crack in the facing area so a metal plate was needed.
 

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MojoBari said:
100% Bakolite would crack in the facing area so a metal plate was needed.
Really? Not to argue, but I know a lady who has a complete bakelite piece from the 40's or earlier that has not cracked. It is a decent piece too.
 
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