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Malcolm

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Onlooking at the dates and numbers on saxes, there are many makes, but mine is not there. I have an Adolphe Sax number 740 and would like to know a bit about when he had a factory and so on.
Malcolm
 

old git

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Welcome to the BR, Malcolm.
I'm sure you will receive a more informed answer from other members but stay and enjoy.
 

Pete Thomas

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These are great horns, mid 20s I think and when the Adolphe Sax name was owned by Selmer. I had one for a while (ser no 230) .They are actually more modern and better sounding horns than the Selmers of that era IMO.
 

Bari251

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You could have a look on the Vintage Saxophone Gallery website...
http://www.saxpics.com/
If you want to find out about Adolph Sax; Google or Wikipedia is a good starting point.
There is an excellent museum in Brussels, with lots of originals. I'm still trying to find out the dates when they play them.
Another Malcolm
 

Malcolm

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Thanks for the tips. I checked it out and found a number 11200 under the D key. This is aparently the Selmer number and dates my sax at about 1929. I used to play a lot when living in Cambridge in the 60's, but coming to Saldanha in S. Africa in 1976 I put it away as there was not much going on here. Now 40 years later I got it out of the case and it blows as good as ever.
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