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Looks like it is an old Airflow model. If it has a round chamber, that's more than likely what it is. Always wanted to try one of these.
 

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From what I understand the Airflow mouthpieces lost the metal band and gained the scroll work in the late 20s. So yours would be a later version where the OP’s would be an eariler one.
 

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Not AirFlows. Air Flow actually refers to one specific model, which is the small chamber one that jman1977 is holding.

The metal band one is a Selmer large chamber from the 20s. Probably came with a Model 22 or 26. The next model was the one with a hand carved shank, also a large chamber p, that came with the SSS model (Cigar Cutter). The Air flow came with the Balanced Actions in the 1930s. People also call them pre-Soloist scroll shanks. They have a small, round chamber. They were sold separately well into the 1950s and the later ones are marked “Air-Flow” on the tables to distunguish them from the Soloist. Theo has that last part wrong on his site, but the catalogs from the time prove it.

There’s a tendency to call every mouthpiece Selmer made before the Soloist as an Air Flow, and that just isn’t correct. It’s not pedantic either because the actual Airflows are worth more than the large chambers, so it causes a lot of confusion. People also sometimes call the metal ones Airflows, and that isn’t right either.
 
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