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That tenor is not an HN White Cleveland, made in Cleveland

In '63 at about C150,000 they were made in Eastlake.

Does the tenor in question have nickel plated key work?
If so, a sure sign of an Eastlake Cleveland..may be a good horn though, with a big King sound, just not as good keywork, as a '50s Cleve, imo

'65-'70 serials 160,000-420,000, all Eastlake Cleves.

'50s HN White Clevelands have brass keys and rods.. and the best feature... silver soldered tone hole chimneys.

Pics would help.
 

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That tenor is not an HN White Cleveland, made in Cleveland

In '63 at about C150,000 they were made in Eastlake.

Does the tenor in question have nickel plated key work?
If so, a sure sign of an Eastlake Cleveland..may be a good horn though, with a big King sound, just not as good keywork, as a '50s Cleve, imo

'65-'70 serials 160,00-420,000, all Eastlake Cleves.

'50s HN White Clevelands have brass keys and rods.. and the best feature... silver soldered tone hole chimneys.

Pics would help.

Yes, nickel plated keywork...https://ibb.co/cBpA4x
 

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Yes, nickel plated keywork...https://ibb.co/cBpA4x
Yeah...Easlake.
A few members have posted favorable comments on their Eastlake Cleves with nickel plated keywork.
One such early Eastlake Cleveland tenor had acorn engraving like this one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/KING-CLEVE...m=142724448706&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

206xxx would be fairly early in the Eastlake run of Cleve tenors.

My 1st tenor was a late 615 ,USA, 706xxx tenor with nickel plated key work that had a biig sound, but I hated the cheaper key work.

I can't make out the engraving on the one in your pic.
Chances are it is acorn engraved.


I have a '50s Cleveland, C709XX with marching hat and crossed drumsticks engraving.
It is also engraved Made by King Craftsmen, HN White Co., Cleveland,O.

Just like this one:https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ki...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2649

It plays as good as my late '40s and '50s Zephyr tenors.

Both horns on ebay are priced too high, imo... but what else is new.
 
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