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A. Sax • Paris • c1900

Adolphe Sax was the inventor of many brasswind instruments, and also the saxophone.  His son Adolphe took over the business in 1894.  It is believed that this pocket cornet dates from from the years following the succession, although it is impossible to know for certain.  Hopefully a period catalog will surface to help shed some light on this. I’ve included extra shots as there are many interesting details to the wrap of this Sax cornet, the only one known to me.


Length (shank removed): 8.5”

Bell Diameter: 4.125”

Bore: .464

before repairs

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