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1941...

Death of Henri Selmer. Maurice Selmer becomes president of the Selmer company.
Release of Saxophone N° 30 000. The following year, George Selmer, second son of Maurice Selmer, joins the company.

1958

Transformation of the company from S.A.R.L. to a Public company. 370 employees manufacture 1000 instruments per month.

1961

Henri Lefèvre is named President.

1962

Release of the "Deville" brand for brass.

The "Bolero" and "Largo" trombone models, developed with Gabriel Masson, are also put on the market the same year. Saxophone n° 100 000 is produced (June 28, 1962).

1963

Exclusive distribution rights obtained in France for "Vincent Bach" (U.S.A.) brass.

Installation of a new head office, rue de la Fontaine au Roi in Paris' 11th district.
Selmer Paris takes over exclusive distribution of "Premier Percussion" instruments in France.

1972...

Contract made for exclusive distribution rights to the Japanese market with the company Nonaka Boeki.

The following year, the factory manager Andre Clergeot retires and Patrick Selmer, son of Jean Selmer, enters the company.

1976

Acquisition of the Aviac company buildings, extension of the Mantes workshops (+3100 m²).

First computerization of the company (commercial and administrative networks).

1977

Release of the clarinet model “10 S”. Release of the trumpet “Series 700”.

Bassoon tests restarted with Mr Louchez.
Brigitte Selmer, daughter of George Selmer, enters the company the following year.