"Sax Chesnut Serial Number Chart, Conn - Selmer"

Armstrong Serial Number Chart

Serial Number Date
Prefix "24" Series 1974
Prefix "3" to "9" Series 1973
Prefix 1,2,3, etc. mid-1972
Prefix "V" Series 1972
Prefix "R" Series 1970
Prefix A,B,C (minus H, I, O, Q, W, Y & Z) 1965
18,000 - 67,000 1949-1965
Note: From 1974 to present - The prefix number plus 50 will give you the date manufactured.

For example: Serial# 24-58637 = 24 + 50 = 1974

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Artley Serial Number Charts

Artley Flutes and Metal Piccolos
1952 - Present
Serial Number Date
10000 1952
12000 1953
15000 1954
19000 1955
25000 1956
34000 1957
45000 1958
56000 1959
68000 1960
80000 1961
92000 1962
104000 1963
118000 1964
134000 1965
153000 1966
186000 1967
214000 1968
(Bass Flutes 0043-0059)
237000 1969
26400 1970
295325-322854 1971
322855-356526 1972
356527-396152 1973
396153-438130 1974
438131-472995 1975
472996-498126 1976
498127-523041 1977
523042-553155 1978
553156-587764 1979
587765-618788 1980
618789-643979 1981
643980-656814 1982
656815-677772 & Prefix "33" 1983
677773-687751 & Prefix "34" 1984
Note: From 1983 to present, add 50 to the serial number prefix to calculate the year of manufacture
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Artley Plastic and Wood Piccolos
1961 - Present
Serial Number Date
100 - 137 1961
138-277 1962
278-327 1963
328-417 1964
418-466 1965
467-584 1966
585-727 1967
728-847 1968
848-979 1969
980-1081 1970
1082-1135 1971
1136-1425 1973
2057-2573 1974
2574-3702 1975
3703-4456 1976
4457-4703 1977
4704-5304 1978
5305-5782 1979
5783-6191 1980
6192- 1981
Prefix "33" 1982
Note: From 1983 to present, add 50 to the serial number prefix to calculate to year of manufacture.
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Artley Clarinets
1971 - Present
Serial Number Date
1000 1971
7901 1972
20001 1973
38001 1974
51701 1975
64701-75587 1976
75588-86511 1977
86512-100130 1978
100131-117758 1979
117759-135153 1980
135154-147454 1981
147455-165582 1982
165583-179967 1983
179968-199870 1984
199871-211588 1985
211589-231553 1986
231554-253170 1987
253171-265112
3811988-3821777
1988
3900001-3930368 1989
4000000-4000600
4030001-4055555
1990
4100001-4129999 1991
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Artley Double Reeds
1983 - Present
Note: From 1983 to present, add 50 to the serial number prefix to calculate the year of manufacture.

Example: #33-42562
33+50 = 1983
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Bach Serial Number Charts

Bach Trombones
Date Serial #
1933 200
1935 400
1940 1600
1942 2200
1945 2500
1950 3450
1955 4500
1960 5700
1961 5950
1964 6900
1965 8000
1970 11000
1975 17500
1977 25000
1979 39000
1981 45000
1983 55000
1985 65000
1990 91000
1994 115000

Bach Trumpets, Cornets
Date Serial #
1926 500
1927 600
1928 900
1930 1450
1935 2250
1940 4650
1941 5500
1945 6500
1950 9100
1953 12000
1955 13600
1960 19500
1961 21000
1964 24000
1965 30000
1970 50000
1974 100000
1975 112000
1980 175000
1981 200000
1983 230000
1985 250000
1990 336000
1994 420000
Note: Vincent Bach used the trade names of Stradivarius, Mercedes, Mercury, Minerva, and Apollo. For some reason, Vincent jumped around a little on serial numbers. For example, in 1928 the Apollo serial numbers were 8600 - 8700. In 1939 the Mercury models had serial numbers in the 10,000s. The first Minerva (#2722) was built in 1958.

Benge Serial Number Chart

Serial Number Date
Up to 10,000 Before 1973
10000 1973
12000 1974
14000 1975
18000 1976
21000 1977
26000 1978
30000 1979
34000 1981
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C.G. Conn Serial Number Charts

Cup Mouthpiece Instruments
1876 - 1900
Date Serial #
1876 1
1877 700
1878 1,700
1879 3,000
1880 5,000
1881 6,000
1882 7,000
1883 8,000
1884 9,000
1885 10,500
1886 12,000
1887 13,000
1888 14,000
1889 16,500
1890 18,000
1891 20,000
1892 22,500
1893 25,000
1894 27,500
1895 29,000
1896 34,000
1897 40,000
1898 46,700
1899 52,000
1900 58,000
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Cup Mouthpiece Instruments
1901 - 1930
Date Serial #
1901 66,700
1902 71,000
1903 76,000
1904 82,000
1905 88,000
1906 94,000
1907 100,000
1908 106,000
1909 111,000
1910 116,000
1911 121,000
1912 126,000
1913 130,150
1914 132,400
1915 137,000
1916 142,575
1917 146,600
1918 155,000
1919 165,900
1920 169,500
1921 175,500
1922 190,450
1923 198,475
1924 206,700
1925 219,850
1926 230,900
1927 239,500
1928 252,900
1929 263,200
1930 273,700
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Cup Mouthpiece Instruments
1931 - 1956
Date Serial #
1931 280,130
1932 281,360
1933 289,743
1934 294,687
1935 300,690
1936 307,996
1937 315,575
1938 322,650
1939 324,859
1940 327,850
1941 338,500
1942 348,150
1943 354,600
1944 355,500
1945 355,750
1946 355,850
1947 366,650
1948 376,100
1949 383,650
1950 389,600
1951 396,300
1952 393,301
1953 420,057
1954 427,301
1955 500,001
1956 571,850
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Reed Mouthpiece Instruments 1895 - 1925
Date Serial #
1895 1
1896 2,000
1897 2,500
1898 3,000
1899 3,500
1900 3,900
1901 4,400
1902 5,100
1903 6,700
1904 8,500
1905 9,600
1906 10,800
1907 12,000
1908 13,000
1909 15,400
1910 17,800
1911 21,200
1912 22,500
1913 25,000
1914 30,000
1916 35,000
1917 40,000
1919 50,000
1920 58,000
1921 64,000
1922 83,000
1923 101,775
1924 124,600
1925 145,400
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Reed Mouthpiece Instruments 1926 - 1956
Date Serial #
1926 167,900
1927 193,450
1928 209,250
1929 224,600
1930 237,800
1931 244,700
1932 249,230
1933 256,501
1934 260,000
1935 263,500
1936 271,000
1937 278,000
1938 284,000
1939 285,000
1940 288,300
1941 295,250
1942 304,500
1943 309,250
1944 309,300
1945 310,200
1946 314,000
1947 320,000
1948 327,150
1949 332,150
1950 337,250
1951 341,850
1952 341,851
1953 354,742
1954 359,251
1955 500,001
1956 571,750
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Conn Cup Mouthpiece and Reed Mouthpiece Instruments
1957 - 1972
Date Serial #
1957 652002
1958 718626
1959 779657
1960 834200
1961 898556
1962 949465
1963 c00501
1964 c73854
1965 e54106
1966 h31247
1967 k35274
1968 l20454
1969 "m" prefix
1970 "n" prefix
1971 "p" prefix
1972 "r" prefix
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Conn Cup Mouthpiece Instruments
1973 - present
Date Serial #
1973 ga30000
1974 ga40000
1975 ga50000
1977 ga60000
1978 ga70000
1979 ga80000
1980 *
1981 *
1982 16500 - 23430*
1983 23431 - 33388*
1984 33389 - 45521*
1985 45522 - 58991*
 

 

58992 68841*
1987 68842 76617* & prefix "37"
1988 76618 81115* & prefix "38"
1989 prefix "39"
1990 prefix "40"
Note: From 1987 to present, add 50 to the serial number prefix to calculate the year of manufacture.
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C. G. Conn Saxophones
1976 - present
Date Serial #
1976 83000 - 89496
1977 91314 - 98992
1978 98993 - 111820
1979 111821 - 128691
1980 128692 - 145001
1981 145002 - 154753
1982 154954 - 170073
1983 170074 - 184336
1984 184337 - 201207
1985 201208 - 221243
1986 221244 - 240141
1987 240142 - 261465
1988 261466 - 273178
3811713 - 3821881
1989 3900000
1990 4000000
1991 4100000
Note: From 1987 to present, add 50 to the serial number prefix to calculate the year of manufacture.
*1980 - 1986 serial numbers are for student trumpet and cornets only.

Other cup mouthpiece serial numbers are not available at this time.
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King Serial Number Chart

Date Serial Number
1883-1915 1-50,000
1915-1925 50,000-78,000
1925-1930 78,001-128,000
1930-1935 126,001-161,000
1935-1940 161,001-220,000
1940-1945 220,001-275,000
1945-1950 275,001-305,000
1950-1955 305,001-340,000
1955-1960 340,001 - 370,000
1960-1965 406,501-457,600
1970-1975 457,601-511,750
1975-1980 511,751-850,975
1981-1982 850,976-906-859
1983-1984 906,860-976,571
1985-1986 976,572 - 999,999
100,000 - 159,464

Selmer Serial Number Chart

Selmer (Paris) Sax Legend
Year Model Serial Number
1922 Model 22 750-1400
1923   1401-2350
1924   2351-3350
1925   3351-4450
1926 Model 26 4451-5600
1927   5601-7850
1928   7851-9700
1929   9701-11950
1930 Cigar Cutter/Super Sax 11951-14000
1931 14001-15750
1932   15751-17250
1933   17251-18700
1934 Radio Improved 18701-20100
1935   20101-21750
1936 Balanced Action 21751-22650
1937   22651-25600
1938   25601-27650
1939   27651-29300
1940   29301-29750
1941   29751-30500
1942   30501-31150
1943   31151-31580
1944   31581-31850
1945   31851-32350
1946   32351-33700
1947   33701-35800
1948 Super Action 35801-38500
1949   38501-41500
1950   41501-45100
1951   45101-48300
1952   48301-51800
1953   51801-55200
1954 Mark VI 55201-59000
1955   59001-63400
1956   63401-68900
1957   68901-74500
1958   74501-80400
1959   80401-85200
1960   85201-91300
1961   91301-97300
1962   97301-104500
1963   104501-112500
1964   112501-121600
1965   121601-131800
1966   131801-141500
1967   141501-152400
1968   152401-162500
1969   162501-173800
1970   173801-184900
1971   184901-196000
1972   196001-208700
1973   208701-220800
1974 After 231,000/Mark VII 220801-233900
1975   233901-246800
1976   246801-261100
1977   261101-276100
1978   276101-289700
1979   289701-303100
1980   303101- 315500
1981 Super Action 80 315501-327300
1982   327301-340200
1983   340201-353300
1984   353301-366400
1985   366401-378800
1986 Super Action 80/Series II 378801-391000
1987 391001-406000
1988   406001-422500
1989   422501-439600
1990   439601-457500
1991   457501-473600
1992   473601-490000
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