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I am going to guess (GUESS) that this is the Zephyr I.

Purely judging by the shape of the right hand pinky keys, fork F#, the G# trill and what appears to be "straight across" left hand C#/B/Bb keys (no Bb key touch underneath the C#/B key), and it still has the forked Eb.

Also, judging by the King advertising here: http://www.hnwhite.com/serial number sax.htm the pic you shared seems to have the fancier neck bracing and not the simple bar.

I have a Zephyr Special alto that was made built in '41 and it has Selmer-ish shaped right hand pinky keys, a round button F#, NO G# trill and a Selmer-ish style left hand pinky table, way different.

A fellow teacher had a Zephyr alto that had features like your pic.

Compare your pic against some of the Voll and Zephyr ones here: https://www.saxophone.org/museum/saxophones/manufacturer/56
 

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Saxpics' classification makes 180xxx the break for Series II. This one has triple hook rings, ... probably double socket neck? That said ... seems to me there's a lot of BS around this stuff. With the right key heights and everything, likely a great sax. Whatever the model class.
 
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