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NMM 5767. Soprano saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1862
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NMM 5767. Soprano saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1862. Serial number 22627. Engraved vertically on right side of bell: (in script) No 22627 / Saxophone Soprano en [Si] b breveté / Adolphe Sax à Paris / Fteur de la Mson Milre de l’Empereur / [AS monogram]. Straight, one-piece, silver-plated brass body. 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. Length: 599 mm. Bell diameter: 82 mm. Ex colls.: Hewitt A. Waggener, Los Angeles; Cecil Leeson, Muncie, Indiana. Transfer from Ball State University, 1994.
Maker's Signature and Monogram
Literature: "Four Original Adolph Sax Instruments Given to BSU," The Muncie Star (March 17, 1974).
Malou Haine and Ignace de Keyser, Catalogue des Instruments Sax au Musée Instrumental de Bruxelles (Brussels: Musée Instrumental, 1980), p. 241.
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), pp. 11-12.
Phillip T. Young, 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 202.
Robert S. Howe, "The Invention and Early Development of the Saxophone, 1840-1855," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 29 (2003), p. 174.
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