Henri Lefevre-Selmer - factory manager of the Selmer Paris factory in Mantes (son-in-law of Henri Selmer). Like his father, Henri Lefevre-Selmer was a true craftsman. He was also an inovator.
By the time he started working for Selmer, he already had experience working for Buffet and several other instrument makers in Paris. Early on, he had both saxophones and clarinets bearing his name.
He should be properly credited in history for designing the first Selmer Paris saxophone and contributed greatly to the develpment of the modern saxophone. Without the improvements that he conceived of in the design of the mid 1930's Selmer balanced action saxophone, today's instrument would simply not be the same! We can't give enough THANKS to Henri Lefevre-Selmer for his great contributions that were well ahead of their time and truly inovative.