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by Dermy
(4 posts)
3 years ago

Adolf Sax Alto made 1907 or so

I have just started to look in the UK for a repairman to overhaul this Alto I picked up

 Feur de l’Académie Nle de musique, 84. RUE MYRHA, Paris, Made in France

 its not in bad shape I have almost all the parts I plan to get her up and running

sn is 14764 that makes it about 1907/1908 goes down to low Bb and has some odd

trill keys its in Eb but not sure it will be 440hz I hope you can see the photos I never tryed to post them before  anyways have a look and see what you think.                                              Peace :-)

        Peace  https://imgur.com/gallery/0ura0

 

 

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  1. by GFC
    (790 posts)

    3 years ago

    Re: Adolf Sax Alto made 1907 or so

    I'm a little pessimistic about this project.  Since it is missing the low C anc Eb keys and tonehole chimneys those will most likely have to be fabricated unless someone has a carcass of an identical model lying around.  That would be very expensive and the horn will never have the value of an all-original one because of the importance of historical authenticity to value.

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    1. by Dermy
      (4 posts)

      3 years ago

      Re: Adolf Sax Alto made 1907 or so

      Yes I know what you mean I have the Eb key and its soldered tone cup but the C is missing and the cup also would need replaced as you said. I will give it to a tech and see what it would cost and like you say is it even worth doing the work.

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      1. by historicsaxwhisperer
        (352 posts)

        3 years ago

        Re: Adolf Sax Alto made 1907 or so

        There are a number of guys out there that are able to fabricate pieces.

        A brass tube cut correctly with the correct specs may not be too demanding to fabricate.

        http://www.metzlerbrassrepair.com/index.html

         

        Check out his site and what he is able to do in shop. He may be able to take on the project or send you in the right direction.

         

         

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        1. by Dermy
          (4 posts)

          3 years ago

          Re: Adolf Sax Alto made 1907 or so

          Thanks I have been getting some good feed back about the horn I will give it a light clean up and post some better photos it seems a maybe a latter horn from around the 1920s that Selmer sold at the start when they took over the factory but the sn 14764 made me think it was older i seen this http://www.saxpics.com/?v=mod&modID=10   the sn would work into that.

          thanks I will look at that repair shop

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        2. by GFC
          (790 posts)

          3 years ago

          Re: Adolf Sax Alto made 1907 or so

          If you can nail down when Adolfe Sax switched from split to left side bell keys it might help you get a better handle on when yours was produced.

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