In B-flat. Varnished blackwood. Nickel silver rings, keys, ligature, and mouthpiece cover. Plastic mouthpiece. Made in five parts: mouthpiece, barrel upper and lower bodyjoints, and bell. Original 1920s body modified about 1955 to full-Boehm system keywork and rimless bell (Mazzeo system). Extra barrel and hardshell fitted case.
Stamped on bell: [surrounded by laurel wreath: / HENRI / SELMER / PARIS] / SOLE AGENTS / U.S. & CAN. / Selmer / NEW-YORK / ELKHART / MAZZEO / SYSTEM; stamped on reverse of bell: MADE IN FRANCE; stamped on upper bodyjoint: [maker's mark] / H. SELMER / A / PARIS / [maker's monogram] / BREVETE / S.G.D.G.; stamped on barrel and lower bodyjoint: [maker's mark] / H. SELMER / A / PARIS / [maker'monogram]; stamped on mouthpiece and cover: [surrounded by laurel wreath: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS / MADE IN FRANCE; stamped on table of mouthpiece: table HS; scratched on side of mouthpiece: F. V.; stamped on back of mouthpiece cover: MADE IN FRANCE; stamped on barrel and scratched on bodyjoints: 2370; stamped on ligature: M / MARTIN / FRANCE; stamped on extra barrel: [surrounded by laurel wreath: HENRI / SELMER / PARIS] / [five-point star]
1958, sold by Felix (Phil) Viscuglia to his student John Munier, Nashua, New Hampshire; 1986, gift of Munier to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 26, 1986)
Gift of John H. Munier