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NMM 5765. Soprano saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Edouard Sax, Paris, ca. 1900-1907

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NMM 5765.  Soprano saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Edouard Sax, Paris, ca. 1900-1907 Side view of Sax soprano saxophone Side view of Sax soprano saxophone Back view of Sax soprano saxophone Signature on Sax soprano saxophone

NMM 5765. Soprano saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Edouard Sax (1859-1945), Paris, ca. 1900-1907. Serial number 15352. Engraved, vertically, on right side of bell: [monogram with S superimposed over A, and the word FILS notated within the center line of the letter S] / MÉDAILLE D’OR 1900 / Adolphe SAX / Feur de l’Académie Nle de Musique / 84. RUE MYRHA / PARIS / MADE IN FRANCE / 15352. Straight soprano. Silver-plated with gold-plated bell interior. Mother-of-pearl touchpieces. Fingered range: low B-flat to high E-flat. Automatic second-octave key. Three ebonite, spatula-key rollers, two ebonite, right-hand, pinky-finger rollers. Modern keywork; without forked E-flat or G-sharp trill keys. Length: 640 mm. Bell diameter: 87 mm. Ex colls.:  Hewitt A. Waggener, Los Angeles; Cecil Leeson, Muncie, Indiana. Transfer from Ball State University, 1994.




Views of Keys


Left-hand keys
Rollers

Left-hand keys

Rollers




Views of Bell Interior


Bell interior, view 1 Bell interior, view 2 Bell interior, view 3



Literature:  Malou Haine and Ignace de Keyser, Catalogue des Instruments Sax au Musée Instrumental de Bruxelles (Brussels: Musée Instrumental, 1980), p. 265. Note: the serial number for this instrument is incorrectly listed as 15353 in this source.

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