Created in 1924 to showcase American manufacturing following WWI, here you see the Buescher factory at the height of the saxophone craze and the beginning of the Jazz Age in America. This rare footage was acquired by the Saxquest Saxophone Museum in 2008 and pieced together from two original 35mm nitrocellulose film reels. The transfer process was done at 2K resolution thus preserving this footage in digital archival form. For the full version go to WWW.SAXOPHONE.ORG,
There in addition to many more scenes from the Buescher factory you will also see rare footage of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, the Clyde Doerr Orchestra, Tom Brown’s son of the The Six Brown Brothers and more.
Musical Instrument manufacturing in the 1920’s, like all manufacturing, was undergoing a revolution as electricity was becoming commonplace and electric motors began to replace the old belt-drive equipment. Similar methods for instrument manufacturing would have been used by C.G. Conn, H.N. White (King), Martin Handcraft, Selmer and others.