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Dating buffet

A few steps away are the chef-manned stations: made-to-order omelettes, waffles, and the carving board – roast beef, turkey, and ham.

There is a fairly detailed record of these instruments recorded in a log book in the Selmer archives in Paris up to 1936 through serial number ~1364. Instruments manufactured after 1936 range in serial number from ~1350-3600. By comparing early verses later instruments, it becomes clear that some Adolphe Sax Selmer saxophones were assembled from the old Adolphe Sax tooling and other were put togther using parts and tooling from the Selmer St. Buffet Crampon has been making clarinets since 1836, although serial number records are only available from 1885 onwards.Until the end of 1927, serial numbers were a mixture of letters and numbers; since then, however, Buffet Crampon has numbered its clarinets in the order that they are made.Despite purchasing all of the assets of the Adolphe Sax Company in 1928, Selmer did not start selling saxophones bearing the Adolphe Sax name until 1931.The last Adolphe Sax saxophone recorded in the Selmer Paris archives was sold in 1944.Compare your clarinet's serial number to the list of Buffet Crampon serial numbers at to ascertain the year of manufacture.

also has a page dedicated to identifying Buffet Crampon models that can help you learn more about your clarinet.

Unfortunately, in last night’s buffet I ended up with a runny omelette filled with Swiss, two kinds of mushrooms, green pepper and tomatoes.

Cherry blintzes on the side and a cold cup of black coffee rounded out the meal.

may be I'll just assume it is (not a very good practice though..).

or may be I should contact Buffet Crampon and see if they can help.. Like many instruments the R13 has had a very long run and underwent a number of changes in time.

While a serial number can tell you the year the clarinet was made, you also need to know the model if you are interested in how much it is worth.