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Thanks Peter.

I've actually put a couple requests in over there, but no one seems to have any info.

I'm pretty well versed with the Runyon line (that would make this piece the chorus I guess), and I have never seen one of these before either.

It plays like the love-child of a Berg 3 chamber, and a Florida link. Dark, but edgy, with a husky overtone. It's been my main piece for years, through Berg, Link, Lawton, etc.

I'll never sell it, I'm just trying to find some history. I'd guess it to be from the 40's, but I'm not sure...
 

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I have to agree with artfulD, those appear to be the same mpiece with different ligs. The arch of the crest of the shank into the body is identical on all 3. This would make sense, as all 3 pics also show an underslung octave key, i.e the same horn-period (ie he hadn't pawned that one for lady-H yet). Not definitive of course.

I will say that some of the design elements are Runyonish on it, but I'm not sure.
 

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Just heard back from Runyon - The mystery goes on....

I'm sorry but we don't have any information on
this particular brand. I asked our production Manager
and he's been working here for over 40 years and he
can't remember that brand. He said it was probably
one (one of the first models) that Mr. Santy Runyon
had made in Chicago.Best Regards
Janice Savoy
 
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