A creative player's fun & collector's joy - The Frank Holton Company operated in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA. The serial numbers on the Holton saxes can be misleading online. For dating, I had to dig up publications, bell key location, trill key history, and neck cork inventions... This sax features uses for G# trill & Eb3 trill/D2. FINISH: Original silver plate, in excellent 90%+ condition.
SOUND: expected at: rich, sweet, vintage.. RESEARCH NOTES: The Revelation model was hard to track down as serial numbers and photos are scarce. You'll find the split bell keys and the trill keys even featured from 1915 catalogs. The added bit of research and changes into the next model, Rudy Wiedoeft (RW) built from 19251927?
Through 1932, brings the low C1 additional venting key and left side bell keys specifically, along with a few other small key shape changes. There was also the added tunable-mouthpiece with sliding pipe and screw on the Revelation. I believe this sax's part went missing.
Here's one of the best links to the neck RW model at only Ser# 34,780. (LINKS AND RESEARCH AT WWS). CASE: Currently in hard case1960s? That may need some smell treatments. Item #:WWSConKNWWS3.0W0.0W0.02012.2-C45.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "worldwidesaxonline" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide. Conn