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Alto saxhorn

Single-coiled, upright bell saxhorn made entirely of brass. Three piston valves with screw guide (Berlin type). Additional tuning bit with ligature screw. Brass mouthpiece with long shank. This instrument is part of the Albert C. Spencer collection.

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  • Inscriptions:Engraved on bell: Adolphe Sax Brevete a Paris „ 11766 „ / F'teur de la M'son Mil're de D'Empereur / AS monogram (S superimposed on A, with "PARIS" superimposed on S)|Stamped on valve casings: 10, 11 and 12
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.11 Valve horns with narrow bore, with short air column (less than 2 m)
  • Repository:Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton
  • Measurements:Height: 480mm; Bell diameter: 137.5mm