My Loree

I own an F. Loree AK Oboe, NE-37, which was made in 2000.  I was contemplating having a custom fiberglass case made for my Loree AK, and had to take dimensions.  Below are some numbers of dimensions for a typical Loree oboe.  Also below are serial numbers and years of make:

bell joint - 7-6-16, 9-14 AMTop two joints - 7-6-16, 9-14 AM

A note about Loree serial numbers: Loree serial numbers can tell you when your instrument was made.  The Loree serial number consists of two letters followed by two numerals.  The letters are the key.  Below is a general guide to instruments and their years:

XX 1930s                    RA 2008-09
BX 1964                      RE, RH, RM 2009
CA 1965                      RT, RW, SC 2010
CI 1967                       SG, SI, SM 2011
CU 1973                      SN 2011 -12
DK 1975                      SP, SR 2012
FG 1981                      SV, SZ 2013
GL 1983                      TI 2014
HI-HO 1985              TW 2016
HR 1986
IM 1988
JC 1989
JE 1990
KU 1994
LP 1995
LV 1996
MA-MN 1997
MY 1998
ND 1999
NO-NQ 2000
OA, OB 2001
OL 2002
PA 2003
PD, PO 2004
PQ 2005
QK, QP 2006
QV 2007