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It's a friends horn that I'll have in my possession to mess around with sometime tomorrow. I don't have a camera, though. Are there certain things I should look for? It's in pristine condition as far as the finish is concerned.
 

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Matt,

Photos would indeed be of help, but based on the serial number (provided it is indeed a 5 digit one), it is a low pitched, alto made in c. 1914. It is likely a WONDER model, and not worth a great deal monetarily. This incorporates a quite old keywork design. If it lacks mother of pearl key touches, it is indeed a Wonder model.

Post some photos and we can help further.

By the way Carbs, if the serial number is indeed a 5 digit one, it won't be a later New Wonder Series I or II, as referenced in the provided link.

We are likely looking at this model:
http://www.saxpics.com/conn/wonder.htm

Or MAYBE this one, although these are much rarer:

http://www.saxpics.com/conn/newinvention.htm
 

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You're correct, it does lack the mother of pearl keys. Thanks for the input, I'll keep reading and figure out a way to post some pics when I get it.
 

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Hi Matt,

No photos needed then, as that cinches it;

It is the Wonder Improved model in the first of the two Links I provided, and described in my initial response post.

Cheers.
 
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