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I was in London last week and visited the Victoria and Albert Museum. I was walking through the history of photography gallery when I came upon this book in a glass case. The book is a record of the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, and was hand printed and each photograph individually printed and hand-pasted into the book (of which 137 copies were made). The book coincidentally was open to the page showing the work of Adolphe Sax and mentioned the Council Medal award to him by the jurors for his invention of the "sax-horn and sax-trumpet."

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The Sax Horn of course does not refer to the saxophone. The Brass instruments you see in the cabinet are Sax Horns. Although I do see what looks to be a baritone sax on the bottom shelf.
 

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No what you see on the bottom shelf is a bass clarinet, in fact, probably a clarinet-bourdon (note the cylindrical section until the flare).

This is a similar contrabass clarinet by Orsi

 
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