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

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NMM 5764.  Baritone saxophone in E-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1878 Front view of saxophone Back view of saxophone Side view of saxophone

NMM 5764. Baritone saxophone in E-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1878. Serial number 40415. Engraved, vertically, on right side of bell: (script) No 40415 / Saxophone Baryton en mi b / Inventé par Ad. Sax / Ad. Sax & Cie Fteur Breveté / 26 rue de Rocroy & 39 r. de Dunkerque / à Paris; stamped below signature: SEUL / GRAND PRIX / 1867 / [AS monogram]. Body and neck one piece; no spit valve. Brass. Later, clear lacquer. 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, or low B keys. Height: 1009 mm. Bell diameter: 153 mm. Transfer from Ball State University, 1994.




Maker's Signature and Monogram


Maker's name engraved on side of bell Maker's monogram




Views of Keys


Octave keys
Left-hand keywork
G-sharp key
Right-hand keywork, View 1
Right-hand keywork, View 2

Octave keys

Left-hand
keywork
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Left-hand
keywork
View 2

Right-hand
keywork
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Right-hand
keywork
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Literature:  Mark Hulsebos, "Cecil Leeson Legacy is Preserved in Collections and Displays," The Saxophone Symposium 7, No. 4 (Fall 1982), pp. 18-19.

Mark Hulsebos, "Cecil Leeson Legacy is Preserved in Collections and Displays," Indiana Musicator 38, No. 4 (May 1983), p. 11.

Malou Haine and Ignace de Keyser, Catalogue des Instruments Sax au Musée Instrumental de Bruxelles (Brussels: Musée Instrumental, 1980), p. 248.

Phillip T. Young, 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 205.

Robert S. Howe, "The Invention and Early Development of the Saxophone, 1840-1855," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 29 (2003), p. 177.

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

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