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Tenor saxhorn in E-flat

This instrument is associated with the Royal Marines Band, and it is a British Army Pattern no. 6632. It is a double-coiled, upright-bell tenor saxhorn made entirely of silver-plated brass with three piston valves. There's a water-key on the main tuning slide, and a pull ring on the second valve tuning slide. Nominal pitch: E-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: Besson & Co. prototype, Class A new standard LP, 135472, AP 6632, RMB 17|Stamped on second valve casing: [Besson trademark] / 135472|Stamped on valve casings: 1 2 3
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.2 Valve horns with wider bore
  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Height: 510mm; Bell diameter: 175mm