B-FlatA Adolphe Sax Cornet

B-Flat/A Adolphe Sax Cornet

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This cornet was made by Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax in Paris, France in 1873. It is a B-flat/A cornet, serial #38072, made of silver plated brass with gold plated details, and has 3 Périnet piston valves. This cornet is engraved:

No. 38072
Adolphe Sax
Fteur Breveté
rue Saint Georges 50
à Paris

Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Sax, Adolphe
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
overall: 12 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 8 in; 32.385 cm x 13.97 cm x 20.32 cm
mouthpiece: 2 3/4 in x 1 in; 6.985 cm x 2.54 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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