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NMM 4040. Baritone saxophone in E-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1858

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NMM 5764.  Baritone saxophone in E-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1878

NMM 4040. Baritone saxophone in E-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1858. Serial number 16722. Engraved, vertically, on right side of bell: MUSIQUE / COMMUNALE / DE DENAIN / 22 / (script) No. 16722 / Saxophone Baryton en [Mi] b breveté / Adolphe Sax à Paris / Fteur de la Mson Milre de l’Empereur / [AS monogram]; engraved on left side of bell: Fre BONSECOURS / 26; stamped on underside of bell flare: 84 23 1858. Brass. Body and neck in one piece; no spit valve. Fingered range: low B-natural to high E-flat. Dual octave keys. No touchpieces or rollers on E-flat, low C, G-sharp, low C-sharp, and low B keys. Low B tone hole faces player. Height: 990 mm. Bell diameter: 203 mm. Purchase funds gift of Jeannette G. Abbey, Brookings, South Dakota, 1986.




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Literature:  "Sax Saxophones Exhibited at USD," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 15, No. 3 (October 1986), p. 10.

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. 172.

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

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