The Conn Clar-o-sax dates back to the early 1930s and was patented by Allen Loomis. It was advertised as The “Baby” saxophone – a real musical instrument NOT a toy.
This one is engraved Patent Pending.
It does have a C.G.Conn metal (nickel silver?) saxophone style mouthpiece so certainly could not really be treated as a toy, most children with no saxophone training would destroy the reed within five minutes.
However I don’t think any musicians took this seriously – if you know otherwise please let me know! Certainly the scale is interesting and appears to be in the key of G, I’ll post some sound clips as soon as I get time. I have used it on sessions to emulate a sort of imaginary Eastern European or North African instrument. But to be honest I’d say this is more interesting to a collector – it comes complete with its original box.
The instrument itself is nickel plated so has actaully lasted very well over the years as you can see.
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