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Hi there,
There is this piece for sale on Ebay, and even I think I know how to recognize, I'm not sure about this one.
Here are some pictures of it.

I'm not sure if the box belongs to the piece because it written 7* on it.
Thanks for your advices.

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It's an Otto Link Tone Edge. I have one for tenor. The box shows a 6.
Thanks for your answer, it's a Tone Edge you're right here and made by Otto Link, yes.
The mouthpiece is a 6 but as you can see the box is stamped with a 7*, that's why I'm not sure that it belongs to it.
The 6 was just written on it with a pencil.
 

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Hi and thanks for your answer
Well the guy told me that he bought a highly valuable vintage saxophone and the box came with, with the mouthpiece inside.

If it is not an Early Babbit, and I have absolutely no idea how the mouthpiece plays then it is not 250£ worth.
 

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Quote from MojoBari:

"Here is a description I got from James Romain. My measurements agree with this: "...I use a caliper [stem probe] to [measure the] drop from the table at the bottom of the window straight down to the [floor]. In the earlier and great-playing examples of mine, that drop measures .58-.60", while some still very good ones measure .60-.62" The tubby doorstops known as the modern Tone Edge drop to about .65", a 10% drop in the height of the floor that is significant, and undoubtedly coincides with the loss of projection and response, particularly in the upper register.""

This mouthpiece was measured at .62"

So know I don't know what to do...
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I've got this new tenor piece, I didn't try it yet.
Can someone help identifying it?
Is it a so called early Babbitt?
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This mouthpiece is amazing, now I understand why they sell for big bucks.
This mouthpiece has verticals machining Mark but also horizontal denim patterns hard to catch with the camera though.
 

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Thanks for your reply, yes the signature is straight,but because of the steep beak and the machine marks I think it is a blank from the florida era which was finished in the Babbitt factory, so we called this a Florida straight signature, florida blank or at least "true" early Babbitt !
I will soon when the Corona crisis will will be over get the tip opening measure. It is a 7.but feels like an 8.
I really enjoy this piece every day!! 😃
 
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