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Jean Hilaire Asté (1775-1840), also known as Halary or Halari, was a French professor of music and instrument-maker.
Among the other instruments he patented, he is best known for inventing the ophicleide of which, it has been claimed, only five originals remain
Born in Agen, he moved to Paris in 1796, where, in 1804, he founded the maison Halary or Halari workshop, which made brass and woodwind instruments for most of the 19th century.
Although it was invented in 1817, his patent wasn't awarded until 1821.
As to the two instruments which M. Halary designs under the names of Quinticlave and Ophicleide.
The Halari workshop was acquired by Lecomte et Cie. in 1873, a company directed by François Sudre, who would go on to invent the sudrophone.