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Are you looking for a sax to buy? I'm just curious about these posts every day about random stencils in really bad shape.
 

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I have Wurlitzer horn, as well. It is a 1922 handcraft.

When I got the horn, I gained the impression that Wurlitzer bought up horns under contracts from various makers, and sold them as part of their middle man business. I think that is what they have to do with Martin saxes.

Sears and Montgomery Wards sold saxes, too. They got a contract, had their own brand names engraved on them, and presto, they got their own lines of instruments for sale.

wiki says
The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, usually referred to as simply Wurlitzer, is an American company started in Cincinnati in 1853 by German immigrant (Franz) Rudolph Wurlitzer. The company initially imported stringed, woodwind and brass instruments from Germany for resale in the U.S. Wurlitzer enjoyed initial success largely due to defense contracts to provide musical instruments to the U.S. military.[1] In 1880, the company began manufacturing pianos and eventually relocated to North Tonawanda, New York and quickly expanded to make band organs, orchestrions, nickelodeons and pipe or theatre organs popular in theatres during the days of silent movies.

Over time, Wurlitzer acquired a number of other companies which made a variety of loosely related products including kitchen appliances, carnival rides, player piano rolls, and radios. Wurlitzer also operated a chain of retail stores where the company's products were sold.

As technology evolved, Wurlitzer began producing electric pianos, electronic organs, and jukeboxes and eventually became known more for jukeboxes and vending machines, which are still made by Wurlitzer, rather than for actual musical instruments.
 

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Looks like a horn that needs a lot of work. If a person is looking for a project horn, great. If a person is looking for a horn to play, it’s better to buy a horn that is already in working condition, else the price to put it in good playing condition may exceed its value - such as this one.
 
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