Kanstul Brass Serial Numbers

Model 1000 Bb Chicago Series Trumpet This is the American rendition of the classic French Besson trumpets. It has tremendous projection and a lively texture to the tone that is both brilliant and warm. The medium large bore makes it highly efficient, but never. The 'Kanstul' marking on your trumpet dates to, at the earliest, 1981, when Zigmant Kanstul launched Kanstul Musical Instruments in Anaheim, California. One poster to a brass forum mentioned that.

  1. Kanstul Brass Serial Numbers 222
  2. Kanstul Brass Serial Numbers Doreen
  3. Kanstul Besson Trumpet Serial Numbers
  1. The following are serial numbers of King-Cleveland Brass instruments from 1893 to 1980. The Allied people say that the following information was compiled from serial number records which were not complete. Because of this, it is to be used as a guide or rough estimate of when a King or Cleveland model instrument was manufactured.
  2. Description This Meha Kanstul B flat Trumpet made by Besson is a great instrument for any professional player. Serial number 134X. This rare horn was made in Paris, France and it features a clean silver finish, very responsive valves, and has a nice command over dynamic range.
Histories

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The Martin Companies
Frank Holton and Co.
Vincent Bach
Col. C.G. Conn & Co.
Harry Pedler Companies
Boston Musical Instrument Co.
Bohland&Fuchs stencils
Sistek Music and Cleveland
Ross Hickernell
F. Millard Company
Willard Bryant - Rex*
O.F. Berdan - Detroit
Connections Among Makers
Getzen History Chart
Fred Forman's cornet
Cold War Collectives
HN White - first for students
HN White's first cornet product
Study - Instrumental Inheritance (pdf)
Evolution of the Modern Trumpet (pdf)
Drum & Bugle Corps Origins
Birmingham [Mi] Bands (pdf)

Links to Histories by Others

H.N. White Co's History of the Trumpet and Cornet (1924)
Jim Donaldson's biography of Renold Schilke at EverythingTrumpet.com
Niles Eldredge's Brief History of Piston Valved Cornets at Nick DeCarlis' VintageCornets.Com
Dale Olson's History of F.E. Olds at Robb Stewart's site
CG Conn History articles at the Conn Loyalist
Contempora Corner histories of F.A. Reynolds
Chris Charvat's HN White History
Woodwind & Brass Co (Britain) history of Antoine Cortois
Mitruolia/Myers The Distin Family
Robb Stewart's biography of Earl Williams
Jari Villenueva's History of Taps

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Years and Serial Numbers are Approximate.
Buescher Trumpet Serial numbers are most often found on the 2nd valve casing - OR if that is buffed off, check on one of the valves themselves! Pull out a valve and look on the section just below the button and stem. In MOST Buecher trumpets in the 1950s and earlier, you can find the serial number here as well.
Please see the Bell Logos section to see samples of each Bell Logo.

If your Buescher Trumpet/Cornet bares an engraving of an ELK on the bell, please see the note below the serial number chart.

Kanstul Besson Trumpet Serial Numbers

Serial NumberYear Manufactured

Logo Type

Model Introduced: 'True Tone' 1890-1932
1 1888-1904
1903 Fire in Elkhart plant destroys all prior records
50001905
56201906
66101907
78081908
85801909
112501910
136851911
158701912
181781913
228601914
251031915
288751916
323501917
375401918
469751919
612551920
785251921
992751922
1257501923
1502501924
1752751925
2023501926
2221751927
2352501928
2452501929
2552751930
2601251931
Model Introduced: 'Aristocrat' 1932-1963
2640251932
2655231933
2673561934
2689711935
2728961936
2793001937
2844181938
2880241939
2913361940
Model Introduced: 'The 400' 1937-1966 (?)- Serial Range 283xxx - 438xxx
2941251941
2975271942
3030001945
3120001948
3160001949
326000/332000*1950
3370001951
3470001952
3500001955
3600001960
3810001963
About this time Selmer Purchased Buescher
4080001965
5200001970
6300001975
7850001980
8750001983
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Kanstul Brass Serial Numbers

*1950 Serial number is different on various sites. so I have listed BOTH numbers, I think the number MORE accurate would be 326000.

Please note that there are a FEW exceptions to this chart.
1) Some of the modern Buescher labeled trumpets from the 1970-present that have serial numbers that do not correspond to this chart. Most seem to have the 'Upsidedown Nike' Bell Logo and are model BU-7. Selmer must have done a serial number 'reset' at some point.

2) I have also noticed some of the 1960s 'Side Scroller' and possibly 'Top Scroller' logoed trumpets/cornets that have serial numbers in the 100,000 range. These obviously are NOT subject to this serial number chart. These are most likely mid to late 1960s instruments.
3) Most (if not all) Buescher trumpets that have the 'ELK' logo have a separate serial number listing. The Valve Block on these instruments are made by Elkhart and thus have a completely different numbering system.

Any Trumpet or Cornet with the engraving of an ELK (see below) will NOT match up on the Buescher Serial number list. They also bear the inscription 'BUILT BY BUESCHER'. These instruments had their OWN serial numbering system. Most were made post World War II possibly up to 1960. If you see one of these horns and the owner is claiming they are from the 1920s or 1930s or before, then they are using the wrong serial number chart. I do not know if an Elkhart Serial number list exists or not.


Big Thanks to Dr Rick's Vinllage Flute and Sax Shop website for providing some of the serial numbers and years produced.
I also gathered information for this page from MusicTrader.com website that cites Albert Mensinga as the source for MANY of the serial numbers.
If you happen to have any additional information that would make this chart MORE accurate, please feel free to email me.

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