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Offline GrumpyMiddleAgedMan

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« on: November 04, 2020, 10:50:22 AM »
Shape of the instrument is pretty much universal, placement of register can vary a little.
What I am looking at is similarities in engravings in particular. The stars on the metal horns are a common theme that I see. I noticed that the shield on the Stanton and gloritone are fairly similar as well. Could this mean that many of the metal horns are stenciled from a common source and engraved for particular companies?  Also the way the barrel fits onto it is not always the same as barrel shape and adaptation.
Common Couesnon thiboville sml all made stencils as well as many others.
Just wondering.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2020, 11:15:12 AM by GrumpyMiddleAgedMan »
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Offline philpedler

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Re: Similarities
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2020, 12:51:07 PM »
You would want to compare all sorts of things: Shapes of keys, style of decorative rings, fonts of  the logos or serial numbers. On metal clarinets, the style of the barrel piece and decorative markings. Makers changed some things from time to time, but often were consistent for a lot of things. Check how many posts the A and G# throat tone keys have. etc.