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Hi there,
I got Tone Edge with a straight signature, but no USA on it.
What could it be?
An Early Babitt?
Thanks for your help and greetings from Germany.
 

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We would need some pictures. They stamped USA on the pieces long before the move to Elkhart / Babbitt buying the company. My guess is that it just somehow didn't get stamped.
 

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Thanks for your answer, I already know this website. There's nothing about it.
It might just be a current production without usa stamp on it.
 

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Thanks for your answer, I already know this website. There's nothing about it.
It might just be a current production without usa stamp on it.

That is too bad.

Perhaps the next person with a similar question will find the Theo Wayne material of value.
 

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This is not what i said. There is nothing wrong about this page and it helped me a lot indeed, it is just that I thought that some members would have other knowledge about it.
 

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This is not what i said. There is nothing wrong about this page and it helped me a lot indeed, it is just that I thought that some members would have other knowledge about it.
I am sorry if I misspoke in some way.
1. I saw a question about identifying an otto link mouthpiece
2. That question did not reference the Theo Wayne website
3. I posted a link to the Theo Wayne website because I assume people use the search function.
4. Thus, if they hit upon this thread in such a search, they could find their way to the Theo Wayne web site
5. I thought it was unfortunate ("too bad") that the Theo Wayne material did not cover your problem.


I did not intend to suggest that you were saying anything that you did not say when I quoted your previous post.
I was only trying to further the ultimate goal of the title of the thread, that is, identifying an otto link.

I hope the instant post clears things up.
 

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Your TE looks to me like a current model TE (produced after 1980, because of the baffle) without the USA stamp on the shank. You often also can see a 'lake' (a lower spot) in the baffle area about half a cm behind the tip rail, but your pictures don't show that area very clear.
 

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Your TE looks to me like a current model TE (produced after 1980, because of the baffle) without the USA stamp on the shank. You often also can see a 'lake' (a lower spot) in the baffle area about half a cm behind the tip rail, but your pictures don't show that area very clear.
Thank for your answer, yes there is a kind of hole after the baffle.
 

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Yes it does, and sorry for the misunderstand.
Thank you.

Although I still do not understand what is be referenced concerning sarcasm.

If I do not know what I said that was understood to be sarcastic, I might easily make the same mistake again.
 

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Part of the problem is the subtlties of the American English language. Voice inflection that would signal sarcasm does not show up in print very well. Just read post #8 out loud in a sarcastic and condensending way. If English is not your first language, you may not get it. (I meant this sincerely not sarcastically).
 

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Part of the problem is the subtlties of the American English language. Voice inflection that would signal sarcasm does not show up in print very well. Just read post #8 out loud in a sarcastic and condensending way. If English is not your first language, you may not get it. (I meant this sincerely not sarcastically).
Oh, well. When I shouted post 8 out loudly I admit it sounded pretty bad. I suppose that goes for a lot of statements. I wonder if "too bad" in and of itself should be avoided. That would be too bad. I kind of like it. "Unfortunate" would cover most of the cases where it would apply.

[I just shouted the instant post out. I'll be dinged if it did not sound pretty bad, also! Confessionally speaking, I had another person vet all of my personal letters when I was acting professionally. Tone is a tricky thing in language as well as in music.]
 
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