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NMM 4039. Tenor saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1861-1862

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NMM 4039.  Tenor saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1861-1862

NMM 4039. Tenor saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1861-1862. Serial number 23049. Engraved vertically along right side of bell: (script) No 23049 / Saxophone ténor en Si b breveté / Adolphe Sax ŕ Paris / Fteur de la Mson Milre de l’Empereur / [AS monogram]; engraved on left side of bell: 1861/2/45 and H. S. Brass. Fingered range: low B-natural to high F. Dual octave keys. No touchpieces or rollers on E-flat, low C, G-sharp, low C-sharp, or low B keys. Length: 810 mm. Bell diamter 150 mm. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Endowment Fund, 1986.




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Literature:  André P. Larson,The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 40.

Richard Ingham, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), p. 17.

Robert S. Howe, "The Invention and Early Development of the Saxophone, 1840-1855," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 29 (2003), p. 174.

Go to Checklist of Saxophones Made by Adolphe (Antoine-Joseph) and Adolphe Edouard Sax

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