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
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.
You might notice that I'm posting a few horns in here that are actively for sale.
I'm doing that for a few folks that have been long-time contributors here.
The standard disclaimer applies: they're not my horns, I don't claim they're good or they're in perfect shape, etc.
If you want to list your horn, e-mail me at thesaxinfo-at-gmail.com and we might be able to work something out.