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I have a ~100 year old Conn with a nail file G# key that's in good shape and plays well. It's apparently circa 1925-26 and has the markings: 1914 (which I assume is some sort of patent date); 1119954; T; M207031; L. Anybody have any idea what the history is or what this might be worth? I purchased it at Manny’s in NYC in the early 90s. Pictures attached. Thanks.
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Well, I dont know about the right subforum but what you have there is a New Wonder 1 or 2, a high quality horn, in gold plate. Its basically Lester Youngs horn. If its in good nick well adjusted with recent pads not too badly worn Id guess about 2k selling price.
Thanks for the information. Does this make it a "Chu Berry" model?
 

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It's gold in color and actually polishes nicely (polished up a small segment; I'd never polished it before). One of the posts on this thread indicated that New Wonder I and II were "pre-Chu" models. Is this accurate? Do the inscriptions (1119954; T; M207031; L) help at all? Not sure which is the serial number...
 
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