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this odd looking sax appears to have 3 levers poised about the low F, E & D keys to allow operation of the spatula keys with the right-hand - also the Low D key cup has another key cup embedded into it - very strange and nothing I recall seeing previously....
 

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Made by Oscar Adler. My Adler 'Triumph' model Alto from the 1930's (which is keyed up to high G) has the same "Apogee-style" alternative fingerings that were first seen on some early Buffet (Evette & Schaeffer) Saxes advertised as far back as 1899. Others may chime in with more specific details.
[Here's a few links: The Buffet Early Evette & Schaeffer :: SaxPics.com Oscar Aldler Triumph ad (1930) | German and Czech Makes & Models / Oscar Adler and Co / Sonora / Eb Alto Serial # ? |]. Cheers...
 

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There are diagrams of these in the Universal Method by Paul de Ville.
As mentioned above, these extras were available on some Buffets and E&S and is referred to in de Ville as Evette System"
de Ville also credits E&S with our beloved front f.
 
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