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Eb alto saxophone, made by Adolphe Sax

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Made by Adolphe Sax, this alto saxophone (serial number15511) belongs to the Selmer Paris collection.
Its bell bears the following engraved mentions :
"Saxophone alto en mib breveté
Adolphe Sax à Paris
Fournisseur de la maison militaire de l'Empereur”
("Patented by A. Sax, Official supplier of the Emperor's Military House").