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Author Topic: Hard to find info H Landau paris two star  (Read 59 times)

Offline GrumpyMiddleAgedMan

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Hard to find info H Landau paris two star
« on: September 08, 2020, 02:10:46 PM »
Picked this one up pretty cheap, they don't seem to go for a lot. Information on them is just about zero on their origin and about anything else you may want to know about them as far as I am able to find out. I dont think it is as hard to identify the maker as say a Lafayette or maybe Carl fisher.
I'm not too knowledgeable about key work from different manufacturers so if it is a stencil I wouldn't be able to attribute it to anyone. By the over all condition I wouldn't think it made much later than 50-60's time frame. It is serialized 3669 on both joints. It was receiver pretty clean, there are a few minor cracks most at the top of the lower joint. I think that is common. It is missing the ring for whatever reason.  2 small bell cracks as well. There is little to no rust on any of the metal which is a nice thing.
I am not able to find any records of a H Landau for instrument makers, though a town which flip flops between Germany and France is named Landau but that seems a non issue. There are other people of note with the last name of Landau but none of those I found fit. Any information would be helpful.
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Re: Hard to find info H Landau paris two star
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2020, 05:12:57 PM »
For anyone who cares.
Doesn't seem to be a hot topic but I put it back into shape.
Had to make a new tenon ring, not detailed yet but it fits. Key work quality seems pretty weak. Soft metal, some of it was either scratched or just poor casting. The cups are deep, I had to shim out a few pads. It has a .585" inside bore. Was a crack at the top of the bottom joint went through to barrel and extended to first tone hole and an outside crack closer to bottom. Fixed those as well as bell cracks and a little chipping at exterior center tenon. There are a few shop markings on the tenons and two of the keys with numeral ten on them. It is stamped made in France at the top so I am going to assume it was made there somewhere. It plays alright after going through a few mouthpieces and pulling the barrel about 2.5 mm. I'm guessing the age is fairly new. The needle springs are the thicker stainless and the leafs are pretty rust free and on the beefier side.
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Re: Hard to find info H Landau paris two star
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 09:38:31 PM »
Wow, great work! I'm very impressed and jealous of your skills
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