AK Hüttl
AK Hüttl
Or, if you prefer, AK Huttl.

The vast majority of Huttl saxophones are Hammerschmidt stencils, like the example below. So, check out the Hammerschmidt page!

Quoting from Horn-U-Copia:

Anton Konrad Huttl started his company in 1877. Huttl Logo Early in the 20th century, they produced brass telescopic instruments, in which the conical tubing was replaced with a series of cylindrical sections gradually increasing the diameter. The company received awards. (1878 Paris, 1880 Melbourne, 1901 Copenhagen-Stockholm, 1902 Decín, 1903 Ústí nad Labem, 1903 Osaka, 1910 Buenos Aires). The company advertised in 1913 that they had the largest most modern factory in Austria-Hungary and Germany.

In 1945, the company was Nationalized, and they relocated to South Wales. In 1954 the company moved to Baiersdorf.

Huttl also had a factory in Canada that closed down around 1975-6. It primarily assembled, buffed and lacquered horns made from parts sent from Germany. Those horns were marked, Western Germany, presumably for Baiersdorf, Germany.

The assets were then purchased by the Chris Kratt Instrument Company which was an import business marketing Huttl instruments. They supposedly continued to make instruments as before but without the Huttl label. In 1979, The factory ceased to exist.

The Huttl trademark expired in the U.S. in 1988.
(Helen) I greatly appreciated Pete's help in getting all the images from my old gallery moved to this new one.    Now that I am doing some general site maintenance, I am updating the organization of the galleries that my Bassic Sax has extensive information on. Akustik is one of these galleries.   If you would like to know about Akustik and how they eventually evolved into B&S's Weltklang, please check out the VEB Blechblas- und Signal-Instrumenten-Fabrik (B&S) section of my website.   I do have a page specific to Akustik if you are looking for brand-specific info.
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USAHorn.com B & S Group SOTW
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Series 2001 Alto
Series 2001 Tenor
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After Germany's reunification in 1989, B&S transitioned from a State-owned company to a private enterprise.
Their name changed from VEB Blechblas-und Signal-Instrumenten-Fabrik to Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik GmbH (VMI).

I have written extensively on the horns of B&S both PRE and POST reunification.

Benedikt Eppelsheim
Bohland & Fuchs