Thanks milandro, saved me saying all that, I remembered commenting on that other topic as well :bluewink: Just because it's engraved for a London company, with possibly a very small office (of 1 person or less) in Lugano, doesn't mean that it couldn't have been manufactured elsewhere on the continent... After all, that's how stencils started !this very horn has been discussed here
I have no idea st to why this should be attributed to Hawks and son but I have been wrong before.
I thought then and still think that this was made in Italy although in that topic the seller saxycol (probably the same person who is selling it now).
The engraving is very reminiscent of the Orsi engraving (they were made in Milan). As far as I could research there is never been a saxophone factory in Lugano while there were at least two close by in Quarna Sotto ( Rampone & Cazzani and Alfonso Rampone)
It usually helps to address Claudio Zolla of Rampone & Cazzani in order to know more, there is also a Museum in Quarna which keeps lots of documentation on the instruments production of this minute north Italian town few Km away from the Swiss border.
Having said this, stylistically this should be a French made horn but again, many early horns are more or less inspired to the French style
+1, and another +1 for luck...except that there is no way that this is an American made horn