Sax Brussels

Belgium, Ca. 1820

Stamp:

on all joints:
SAX
Facr. Du Roi
à Bruxelles

Wood:

maple

Keys:

7 flat round keys mounted on saddles

Lenght:

128 cm

Details:

SAX, CHARLES JOSEPH
B.1791 Dinant d.1865 Paris

He gained his knowledge of wood and metal working as a furniture maker and as a machine factory worker. Opened a workshop for the production of wind instruments in Brussels. At first he only made serpents and flutes, but later also clarinets and bassoons. In 1820 he was awarded the title “ Koninklijke Muziekinstrumentenmaker van de Nederlanden”.

He had 11 children, his son ANTOINE JOSEPH (ADOLPH) reshaped the sarrusophone into the saxophone by replacing the double reed with a single reed.

Bibliography:

many

Collection ID:

17

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