• Google Patents

    by  • July 15, 2010

    For me, this is now the ultimate research tool. Google is taking over the world.  Just be glad that they let you live in it. OK, now that we’ve gotten the obligatory humor out of the way, the Google Patent Search is based on the US Patent and Trade Office’s (USPTO) database of patents...

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    Update on Blog Design

    by  • July 15, 2010

    UPDATE ON JULY 15, 2010: I played around with some of the CSS options for this theme. They were fairly straight-forward. However, I haven’t found an option to delete Mr. Einstein and the box that surrounds him. I was able to get rid of the annoying disclaimer box and set the default theme to...

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    www.allegro.pl

    by  • July 10, 2010

    This is essentially a Polish-language version of eBay. Now, I can’t speak Polish, but Google Chrome and Iron (the non-Google-branded version of Chrome) do have built-in Google Translate functions, so you can navigate fairly easily.  The musical instruments section is http://www.allegro.pl/9498_instrumenty_instrumenty_dete.html and, if you’re just looking for saxophones, you go to the subsection that...

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    Selmer Mark VII Information from Frederick Hemke

    by  • July 9, 2010

    Steve Sklar, the gentleman that runs the ClarinetPerfection website and who is one of the Content Experts on the Woodwind Forum (where I’m an admin), posted this the other day.  It’s interesting stuff for a lot of reasons, but for me, I was unaware that Frederick Hemke was one of the folks that helped...

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    Antique and Vintage Saxophones

    by  • July 8, 2010

    I stumbled across this website when I was looking for something completely different.  This does appear to be an abandoned blog, but it’s got some nice pictures of horns I really haven’t done much research on. Enjoy! http://antiquesaxophones.blogspot.com/

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    The Curved Sopranissimo

    by  • July 6, 2010

    I wrote this up on the Woodwind Forum a little bit ago: Again, while researching something completely different, I stumbled upon http://www.music-company.be and an interesting — and unfortunately very small — picture: It’s supposed to be all of 20cm in length. Paul Cohen wrote two articles on the Bb curved sopranissimo in The Saxophone...

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