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Some similarities with Sioma. I'm not certain where those were built. French I think but they did get flutes from Italy. Also similar to Malerne with a bit of Buescher influence.
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Wasn't there a cousin or wayward brother of J. Keilwerth that made saxes with RTH out of Italy or eastern Europe at one time?
 

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The same slightly reckless method of attaching the key guard directly to the tonehole chimney as on my 1940's F.Kohler "Empor" tenor. Hardly conclusive, but evidence that this method of construction has been employed in Markneukirchen. I should add that J.Keilwerth of nearby Graslitz also soldered key guards directly to tonehole chimneys on some of their pre-war instruments. Does anyone know if this detail of construction was used by makers outside of the Markneukirchen/Graslitz region ?

 

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Nice detective work!
Possibly. I come on SOTW in the hope that I might learn something about saxophones ! I'm not sure at all whether the detail I've highlighted is a complete red herring and was commonplace with makers other than those in Eastern Europe. I'm certainly agree with Swampcabbage.........one hard knock and you could be faced with a challenging repair.
 
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