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Wilhelm Heckel

Wilhelm Heckel (!)

1 photo in 1 sub-album

Akustik

Akustik

74 photos in 7 sub-albums


This is one of the makes under the VEB - B&S label. That's short for "Volkseigener Betrieb - Blechblas & Signalinstrumentenfabrik." The first part is translated, "Nationally Owned Enterprise." The second part is the "B&S" of the B&S saxophone world. It's translated as, "Brass Instruments and Signal-Factory."

"VEB Sächsische Musikinstrumentenfabrik Klingenthal" is a company formed after WWII. VMI, "Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik," was the successor to VEB.

The successor to VEB is TA-Musik, which was succeded by JA Musik, which was succeded by Wenzel Meinl GmbH, which was succeded by B&S GmbH.

Because of all the mergers, there are a billion different marques under VEB-B&S and VMI: Hess, Max B. Martin, Johannes Scherzer, Reichelt, Schuster, Uebel, Hüller, Mönnig, Akustik, Weltklang, etc. (Information from here, here and here.)


This model was actually created under the Sächs - Musikinstrumente "brand" (the name is generally stamped on the bell-to-bow ring). I think this model name became the brand name, much like the HN White King model became its own brand.
Amati

Amati

31 photos in 7 sub-albums


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Atlantic

Atlantic

36 photos in 3 sub-albums

All the horns that are in here are literally all I've ever seen. While these horns bear a strong resemblance to other Germanic horns, most notably the Keilwerths and Kohlerts, there's enough different in them that I can't definitively say "Kohlert" or "Max Keilwerth" or whatever. I've heard of and seen a horn called a "Buescher Atlantic." There were some Germanic horns with the Buescher name, but obviously not made by the Buescher company in the US.
B and S

B and S

774 photos in 63 sub-albums

Benedikt Eppelsheim

Benedikt Eppelsheim

24 photos in 2 sub-albums

Bohland & Fuchs

Bohland & Fuchs

8 photos in 1 sub-album

Dorfler and Jorka

Dorfler and Jorka

44 photos in 1 sub-album