Adolphe Sax, French (born in Belgium), 1814–1894 French
Approximate length of air column 105 cm (41 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)
Alto in E-flat. Conoidal tube of brass with downward bent mouth-pipe and upturned bell; detachable mouthpiece. Eighteen tone-holes of various diameters covered by keys with chamois pads. Two independent octave keys.