Hard to tell if it’s a genuine King in these pictures. Although the cone shaped key cups lead me to believe it is a genuine king.
King started making their own saxophones in house about 1916. You may have some luck qualifying your question through the King website. The actual engraving will also offer clues as to the year it was made.
link to H.N. White website.
Just plain common was my understanding. Although it is in very nice original condition with no damage.
I was very aware at the time the difference between an alto and a soprano. When I questioned the seller about the size being 18 inches she confirmed it was 18 inches. Argument ensued. I ended up getting a 50% discount so I kept it. It would’ve cost me that much to return it.
H.N. White starting making their own saxophones in 1916, but the first two years of production were said to have mostly been sold to the military. The one pictured is probably from 1918 - it was around serial number 31000 when the firm incorporated and became "The H.N. White Co."
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