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Is this an ex- US Army saxophone?

Hello,

I am busy with the restauration of a Conn New Wonder (1924) which was seriously damaged and I am curious for the history of the instrument.
On the case there is a number painted: CCHS-304.
Form the dutch army (I am dutch) I know that each device has a painted unique number. Is this number referring to an US Army id?

More details about my restauration project: http://sax.jonker.co
Serial number of the instrument: A( Alto) 136500 L (Low pitch).
Before (see the number of the left of the case)

After phase 1:
 

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Army instruments in that era (1920s) were silver-plated and engraved U.S.Q.M.C. for United States Quartermaster Corps.

--HS surely stands for High School.

Looking good. Keep going. ;)
 

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Re: Is this an ex- US Army saxophone?

American service horns were marked with the letters "U.S." usually toward the bottom front of the bell near the bell/bow joint ring.
 

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Re: Is this an ex- US Army saxophone?

Yep, High School for sure. I have an extra Chu body if you ever need one. A lot of other Chu parts too.
 
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