I didn't try because I didn't want to spend any money on photo hosting. I believe there is still free photo hosting available on other websites but I didn't do the research on that. It is a shame though, because the pictures really help in identifying different saxophones.Did you manage to recover your photos?
Thanks for the reply, I'm now plugged into the thread. Haven't used much PC since the mid 90s. So I'm a technically challenged old fart. I love my iMac! Along with 100-year-old saxophone LOL. Looking for a place to load pictures for all to see. Key layout is almost exact to the one listed on eBay. Keeping in mind that's a tenor. Also the engraving on the bell is a match.Referring to LaPorte's post #732 in the registry thread, your #5456 is the earliest recorded 5xxx serial number. My #1362 is the highest recorded 1xxx serial number, and there are no (known) 2xxx-4xxx serial numbers. Therefore, yours having metal key touches is certainly plausible. It would thus indicate that Holton began using pearl key touches somewhere between #s 5456 and 5565. I would not be particularly concerned about the last digit being double struck - things like that happened. I have a Kohlert where the last digit is a 5 struck over a 4. My #5565 has Bb marked above the serial number; I do not recall if #1362 does or not - I have a vague recollection that it might not - but it's not readily accessible so I'd have to dig it out of storage (it's a project horn) to check when I have the time. The neck not having a serial number stamped on it is normal, as is the L.P. stamp under the serial number. The metal teardrop front high F key is a feature of the early Holtons that is noteworthy for the fact that most other saxes made at that time did not have a front high F. My feeling is you do have a 1920 Chicago Holton, and a quite interesting find.
To follow up on the thread, go to the Holton subforum under "(Saxophone) Makes and Models" - threads with new posts are at the top of the first page right under the "stickys".
The Holton subforum here on SOTW is the best place for such information that I know of. Start with the registry thread. It's long, but full of good information.Anyone have suggestion as to where to read some good historical information that's reasonably accurate?
Thanks for the suggestion. I have been digging on that thread. That's how I accessed the information from Felix that is inaccurate/ out dated. Although there's a cash of great information too. All part of the vintage/collecting side of all things Sax. What is it ?The Holton subforum here on SOTW is the best place for such information that I know of. Start with the registry thread. It's long, but full of good information.
Thanks for the reply much appreciated! Good to know that Mr. LaPorte's information remains accurate. That's wonderful that everyone here is participating and trying to submit something of worth if not debate for historical record. We're still learning about the pyramids and they've only been around a couple thousand years. New information will come, it's all part of the process.... i'm still reading the 850 + post on the Holton serial number registry thread.... i'm not lazy that's just a lot of reading. Researching the blogs is an art in itself. The camaraderie and the help from the community is really cool here.Just to clarify, the vast majority of LaPorte's information remains accurate - it's just the serial number list that could use a minor update or two based on horns that have turned up since the list was published. I have seen the pictures, but I'm not clear on what you are asking - what model is it? If so, it's what has been called a Revelation Ia in the registry thread, which is the first model of sax Holton made.
You are welcome to but it's not as necessary as it was. I started the Serial number Registry thread because there wasn't much reliable info about Holton saxes online. (There is however a lot of info about Holton trumpets and bones). But Felix (aka LaPorte) took the info from the Registry thread and created the serial number list we now use. He also figured out the interesting Couturier brand connection.…
If the members gathering the serial number information would like me to post it on other thread please let me know.
Thanks for the response. Yes I do understand that it's the same type face. I've worked in the printing industry for almost 40 years. As a hobbyist vintage watch restoration. Never seen a craftsman ever make a mistake on a number. I also sideline restoring vintage motorcycles. Needless to say a year doesn't go by without some funny numbers on frames or engines appearing. And is the main reason I question the striking of the number six on this horn. I'm asking the keepers of Holton to take a good look. I'm not exactly convinced the factory would've made such a rookie mistake. The number is not struck at the same level and is struck twice and trying to cover the other indicating a possible rookie mistake.I'm no Holton expert but in my opinion that 6 is original. It is exactly the same type face as the other numbers. It looks like it was a mis-strike and the second time they really struck it good and hard to stand out from the mis-strike.