Adolphe Sax cartoons:

You see: A. Sax must also have been a contrabass maniac.  Below are two editorial cartoons from his day, apparently in reaction to his new instruments:

The label reads Instruments of Adolphe Sax
"Pardon me, Sir, may one visit the interior of this establishment?"

A bull playing an octocontrabass tuba by A. Sax, apparently the only animal with enough wind to manage...
"The musician for whom Mr. Sax has manufactured his new trumpet."

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