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Player saxophone, metal, made by QRS, United States of America, 1925-1935

Made 1925-1935

Building on the success of player reed organs and pianos and the perforated music roll, were a number of other instruments, largely novelties, developed using a paper roll containing musical data that could be easily played by the non-musician, usually only requiring the player to have breath and the energy to turn a small crank handle. One of these was the player saxophone or “Play-a-Sax” made by music roll manufacturer, QRS. These adapted instruments were all of a free reed type and included t...

Summary

2006/151/39
Player saxophone, metal, made by QRS, United States of America, 1925-1935

Small novelty player saxophone made of tin and plastic shaped like a full size instrument. Paper music roll fits onto central column and turned via a lever at the side. Air provided by player through a mouthpiece sounds metal reeds that are operated as holes in the roll allow air to got through a particular reed.

Production

1925-1935

Source

Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program by Mr Barclay Wright, 2006
Acquired with the assistance of the NSW Heritage Office

Cite this Object

Player saxophone, metal, made by QRS, United States of America, 1925-1935 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 March 2017, <https://ma.as/359776>
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