Selmer Alto Saxophone

Description (Brief):

The Henri Selmer Company of Paris, France manufactured this Radio Improved Selmer Super Sax, serial #19513, around 1934. This alto saxophone was sold by C.G. Conn, of Elkhart, Indiana, the exclusive distributor of Selmer’s Paris products in the United States. This saxophone is associated with Woody Herman orchestra. The saxophone is decorated with engraved floral scrollwork and is inscribed:

Description (Brief)

RADIO IMPROVED
HENRI
SELMER
PARIS
H. Selmer
4 PLACE DANCOURT
PARIS
No. 19513
SOLE AGENTS
U.S. & CAN.
[Selmer logo]
C.G. Conn, Ltd. Elkhardt, IN.
REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.
MADE IN FRANCE

Date Made: 1934

Maker: Selmer, Henri

Location: Currently not on view (mouthpiece)Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

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Credit Line: Gift of Jack Siefert

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1998.0240.02Serial Number: 19513Accession Number: 1998.0240Catalog Number: 1998.0240.02

Object Name: Saxophone

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 57 cm x 12.5 cm; 22 7/16 in x 4 15/16 inmouthpiece: 3 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 2.8575 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-8d4a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1211805

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