Old Musical Instruments
Buying-Selling Early Musical Instruments
Saxophones Adolphe Sax
French Horn by Courtois 88 rue des marais serial number 334
1851 Denis A. Courtois, son and successor of Antoine Courtois in 1844, patents his invention at the Seine Department Prefecture for improvements in the manufacturing of brass instruments and in particular for making valves
1856 Denis A. Courtois moves the manufacturing plant to 88, rue des Marais where he works on improving instruments in partnership with renowned artists such as Jean-Baptiste Arban, a collaboration that would bring us the Arban valve.
1878 The Courtois business wins the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris for the quality of their instruments