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Clarinet Roadshow => Make and Model lists and research => Topic started by: GrumpyMiddleAgedMan on April 01, 2021, 04:35:54 PM

Title: Pruefer
Post by: GrumpyMiddleAgedMan on April 01, 2021, 04:35:54 PM
Might as well start a new thread.
I picked up a 2(4) piece plastic Pruefer festival model.  I know the serial number lists on the net are all numeric.  Problem i have is that the serial on this one starts with an e and as such i cant really nail down a production year.  E01294, the thing looks like brand new, i mean very light scratching and everything is shinny(only one broken needle spring).  Bell is stamped BD of ED NYC ESEA #1.  So it seems to be a school instrument out of the NYC school system which seems to have seen little to no service.  My best guess as far as the age, I am going to guess somewhere maybe late 60's the earliest to somewhere in the mid 70's.
Does anyone have any filler info they could supply?
Title: Re: Pruefer
Post by: windydankoff on May 27, 2021, 02:10:19 PM
I think you are about right on the date estimate. The Pruefer factory burned down in the 70s and records were lost.