Selmer Alto Saxophone

Selmer Alto Saxophone

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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:

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

Location
Currently not on view (mouthpiece)
Currently not on view
Object Name
Saxophone
Date made
1934
maker
Selmer, Henri
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 57 cm x 12.5 cm; 22 7/16 in x 4 15/16 in
mouthpiece: 3 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
1998.0240.02
serial number
19513
accession number
1998.0240
catalog number
1998.0240.02
Credit Line
Gift of Jack Siefert
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