Yuen Li's Trombone Serial Numbers Page

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Trombone Serial Number Lists

This page contains serial number lists (well, one list for now and hopefully more eventually) to help you estimate the approximate date of manufacture of your trombone. I hope to add to and continually update this list - please do let me know if you spot any errors or omissions.

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Trombone Serial Number Lists

Manufacturer (Parent Company) Serial Number Year of Manufacture Other information
 
Amati-Denak      
 
Vincent Bach (Selmer) This list was created by Gordon Cherry and is reproduced here with his kind permission.
  1 1929  
  200 1933  
  400 1935  
  1600 1940  
  2500 1945  
  3400 1950  
  4500 1955  
  5700 1960  
  5950 1961  
  6900 1964  
  8000 1965  
  11800 1970  
  17500 1975  
  41000 1980  
  55000 1983  
 
Besson (pre-Boosey & Hawkes) This list was created by Gordon Cherry and is reproduced here with his kind permission.
  3070 1905  
  9000 1908  
  1912 9950  
  1916 10800  
  1919 11600  
  1935 13950  
 
Boosey & Company (pre-Boosey & Hawkes) This list was created by Gordon Cherry and is reproduced here with his kind permission.
  1891 39632  
  1892 41506  
  1893 43393  
  1894 45080  
  1895 46572  
  1896 47880  
  1897 49539  
  1898 51590  
  1899 53895  
  1900 56375  
  1901 59198  
  1902 61677  
  1903 64179  
  1904 68978  
  1906 71718  
  1907 73814  
  1908 75600  
  1909 77423  
  1910 79257  
  1911 81723  
  1912 83688  
  1913 85996  
  1914 88523  
  1915 93415  
  1916 98316  
  1917 100679  
  1918 103990  
  1919 104183  
  1920 108455  
  1921 111174  
  1922 114261  
  1923 116945  
  1924 119411  
  1925 121910  
  1926 125285  
  1927 128009  
  1928 131460  
  1929 134299  
  1930 136685  
  1931 138565  
  1932 140164  
  1933 141820  
  1934 145643  
 
Hawkes Brass (pre-Boosey & Hawkes) This list was created by Gordon Cherry and is reproduced here with his kind permission.
  1914 32000  
  1915 39000  
  1930 60000  
 
Boosey & Hawkes This list was created by Gordon Cherry and is reproduced here with his kind permission.
  1935 145199  
  1936 146673  
  1937 148811  
  1938 151140  
  1939 153435  
  1940 155743  
  1941 155774  
  1942 159290  
  1943 159898  
  1944 160568  
  1945 161408  
  1946 162913  
  1947 165575  
  1948 169451  
  1949 172247(?)  
  1950 171903(?)  
  1951 177608  
  1952 180519  
  1953 182842  
  1954 185201  
  1955 192569  
  1956 211560  
  1957 238659  
  1958 269345  
  1959 288450  
  1960 303448  
 
CG Conn This list was created by Gordon Cherry and is reproduced here with his kind permission. Readers browsing this site should be aware that another new numbering system (not included below) was introduced in the mid-1970s. The system was as follows: a first character (alphabet) indicating decade (e.g. "G" for 1970's, "H" for 1980's, etc.), a second character (alphabet) indicating month of year (e.g. "A" for January, "B" for February, etc.), a third character (numeral) indicating year of decade and a fourth character (numeral) indicating instrument type (1 - Cornet, 2 - Trumpet, 3 - Alto, 4 - French Horn, 5 - Mellophonium, 6 - Valve Trombone, 7 - Slide Trombone, 8 - Baritone/Euphonium, 9 - Tuba, 10 - Sousaphone).
  1 1876  
  700 1877  
  1700 1878  
  3000 1879  
  5000 1880  
  6000 1881  
  7000 1882  
  8000 1883  
  9000 1884  
  10,500 1885  
  12,000 1886  
  13,000 1887  
  14,000 1888  
  16,500 1889  
  18,000 1890  
  20,000 1891  
  22,500 1892  
  25,000 1893  
  27,500 1894  
  29,000 1895  
  34,000 1896  
  40,000 1897  
  46,700 1898  
  52,000 1899  
  58,000 1900  
  66,700 1901  
  71,000 1902  
  76,000 1903  
  82,000 1904  
  88,000 1905  
  94,000 1906  
  100,000 1907  
  106,000 1908  
  111,000 1909  
  116,000 1910  
  121,000 1911  
  126,000 1912  
  130,150 1913  
  132,400 1914  
  137,000 1915  
  142,575 1916  
  146,600 1917  
  155,000 1918  
  165,900 1919  
  169,500 1920  
  175,500 1921  
  190,450 1922  
  198,475 1923  
  206,700 1924  
  219,850 1925  
  230,900 1926  
  239,500 1927  
  252,900 1928  
  263,200 1929  
  273,700 1930  
  280,130 1931  
  281,360 1932  
  289,743 1933  
  294,687 1934  
  300,690 1935  
  307,996 1936  
  315,575 1937  
  322,650 1938  
  324,859 1939  
  327,850 1940  
  338,500 1941  
  348,150 1942  
  354,600 1943  
  355,500 1944  
  355,750 1945  
  355,850 1946  
  366,650 1947  
  376,100 1948  
  383,650 1949  
  389,600 1950  
  389,600 1950  
  396,300(?) 1951  
  393,301(?) 1952  
  420,057 1953  
  427,301 1954  
  500,001 1955  
  571,850 1956  
  652,002 1957  
  718,696 1958  
  779,657 1959  
  834,200 1960  
  898,556 1961  
  949,456 1962  
  C00,501 1963  
  C73,854 1964  
  E73,106 1965  
  R31,247 1966  
 
A Courtois      
 
Getzen Co      
 
Holton This list was created by Gordon Cherry and is reproduced here with his kind permission.
  0-253 1901  
  254 1902  
  476 1903  
  526 1904  
  1151 1905  
  1872 1906  
  3345 1907  
  4630 1908  
  4630 1909  
  9474 1910  
  12402 1911  
  15950 1912  
  20807 1913  
  21100 1914  
  31622 1915  
  33671 1916  
  37909 1917  
  41070-43972 1918  
  55000-55249 1918  
  43973-47600 1919  
  55250-57040 1919  
  47601-49817 1920  
  57041-58499 1920  
  70000-70549 1920  
  49818-51999 1921  
  58500-59499 1921  
  70550-73199 1921  
  59500-60599 1922  
  73200-76099 1922  
  60600-61649 1923  
  76100-81000 1923  
  61650-62199 1924  
  81001-85600 1924  
  62200-62899 1925  
  85900-89849 1925  
  62900-63149 1926  
  89850-92799 1926  
  63150-63299 1927  
  92800-97199 1927  
  63300-63549 1928  
  97200-101399 1928  
  63550-63849 1929  
  101400-105199 1929  
  63850-64049 1930  
  105200-108399 1930  
  64050-64149 1931  
  108400-111049 1931  
  111099 1932  
  113900 1933  
  115000 1934  
  117300 1935  
  118600 1936  
  120600 1937  
  122900 1938  
  125850 1939  
  132800 1940  
  140100 1941  
  151300 1942  
  154200 1943  
  154700 1944  
  154900 1945  
  156100 1946  
  165600 1947  
  182000 1948  
  198300 1949  
  210300 1950  
  220500 1951  
  232600 1952  
  243350 1953  
  254100 1954  
  269000 1955  
  281400 1956  
  293700 1957  
  307400 1958  
  315700 1959  
  326100 1960  
  337600 1961  
  348400 1962  
  358500 1963  
  373700 1964  
  388950 1965  
  403351 1966  
  436000 1967  
  455750 1968  
  467100 1969  
  483100 1970  
  496800 1971  
  504201 1972  
  519300 1973  
  524600 1974  
  529900 1975  
  535200 1976  
  542000 1977  
  548430 1978  
  553525 1979  
 
Jupiter (KHS)      
 
King This list was created by Gordon Cherry and is reproduced here with his kind permission.
 
FE Olds This list was created by Gordon Cherry and is reproduced here with his kind permission.
  73,000 03/1952  
  80,000 07/1952  
  90,000 02/1953  
  100,000 10/1953  
  150,000 08/1955  
  200,000 11/1956  
  250,000 07/1958  
  300,000 09/1959  
  350,000 06/1958(?) Probably 1960.
  400,000 03/1962  
  450,000 02/1964  
  500,000 02/1965  
  550,000 06/1966  
  600,000 06/1967  
  650,000 06/1968  
  700,000 06/1969  
  750,000 06/1971  
  800,000 06/1972  
  850,000 10/1973  
  900,000 11/1974  
  950,000 04/1976  
  970,000 09/1976  
  990,000 03/1977  
  999,999 09/1977  
 
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