Saxophone Models Timeline

Test project: timeline of sax models from several manufacturers

1887-11-01 00:00:00

Conn "Worchester"

May not have s/n. First saxophone model made in US.

1895-11-01 00:00:00

Conn Wonder Improved

Appx. s/n range: 1 to 35xxx. Note break in 1910 to 1912 for New Invention model after plant fire.

1899-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher True-Tone "Series I"

Appx s/n range: 1 to 5xxx

1905-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher True-Tone "Series Ia"

Appx. s/n range: 5xxx to 30xxx

1910-11-01 00:00:00

Conn New Invention

Appx. s/n range: 16xxx to 23xxx

1916-11-01 00:00:00

HN White King Model

Appx. serial number range: 50xxx to 110xxx

1917-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher True-Tone "Series II"

Appx. s/n range: 30xxx to 200xxx

1917-11-01 00:00:00

Conn New Wonder "Series I"

Appx. s/n range: 41xxx to 143xxx

1922-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer Modele 22 Series

Comprised of: Series 1922 Modele 1922 Modele 22 Appx. s/n range: 1xxx to 56xx

1924-11-01 00:00:00

Conn New Wonder "Series II" or "Chu Berry"

Appx. s/n range: 143xxx to 237xxx

1926-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher True-Tone "Series III"

Appx. s/n range: 200xxx to 220xxx

1926-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer Modele 26

Appx. s/n range: 4451 to 9xxx

1927-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher True-Tone "Series IV"

Appx. s/n range: 220xxx to 260xxx

1927-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer Modele 28

Appx. s/n range: 75xx to 9xx

1928-11-01 00:00:00

HN White The New Voll-True

Appx. s/n range: 110xxx to 1452xx

1928-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer New Largebore

Appx. s/n range: 9xxx to 14xxx

1930-11-01 00:00:00

Conn New Wonder "Transitional"

Appx. s/n range: 237xxx to 263xxx

1931-11-01 00:00:00

Leblanc Le Rationnel

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1931-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer Super Series: "Cigar Cutter"

Appx. s/n range: 14xxx to 17xxx

1932-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher The New Aristocrat

Appx. s/n range: 2627xx to 270xxx

1932-11-01 00:00:00

HN White The Voll-True II

Appx. s/n range: 1452xx to 180xxx

1932-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer Super Series: "Super" Model

Appx. s/n range: 17xxx to 18xxx

1934-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer Super Series: Radio Improved Model

Appx. s/n range: 187xx to 24xxx

1935-11-01 00:00:00

Conn Artist/Standard ("Naked Lady") RTH Model

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1935-11-01 00:00:00

Conn Connqueror 26M & 30M

Appx. s/n range: 264xxx to 309xxx

1935-11-01 00:00:00

HN White/King Zephyr "Model I"

Appx. s/n range: 180xxx to 272xxx

1935-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer Balanced Action

Appx. s/n range: 209xx to 334xx

1936-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher True-Tone Custom Built

Appx. s/n range: 270xxx to 294xxx

1936-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher Aristocrat "Series I"

Appx. s/n range: 267xxx to 294xxx

1937-11-01 00:00:00

HN White/King Zephyr Special

Appx. s/n range: 200xxx to 272xxx

1937-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer Super Series: Jimmy Dorsey Model

Appx. s/n range: 24xxx to 28xxx

1939-11-01 00:00:00

Leblanc Semi-Rationnel (SRB)

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1940-11-01 00:00:00

HN White/King Zephyr "Military Model"

Appx. s/n range: 240xxx-272xxx

1941-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher 400 "Top Hat" Models B7/B11

Lowest s/n: 297xxx; Highest s/n: 358xxx

1941-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher Aristocrat "Big B" Model 140/156/129

Lowest s/n: 294xxx; Highest s/n: 334xxx

1945-11-01 00:00:00

HN White/King Super 20

Appx. s/n range (all models): 272xxx to 800xxx

1945-11-01 00:00:00

Martin Committee ("The Martin")

Appx. s/n range (all models): 150xxx-350xxx

1945-11-01 00:00:00

HN White/King Zephyr Late Models

Appx. s/n range: 272xxx to 511xxx

1946-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer Super (Balanced) Action

Appx. s/n range: 334xx to 552xx

1948-11-01 00:00:00

Conn Connstellation 28M

Appx. s/n range: 330xxx to 345xxx

1948-11-01 00:00:00

Conn Artist/Standard ("Naked Lady") STH Models

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1950-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher Aristocrat "Series III" Model 140/156/129

Lowest s/n: 330xxx; Highest s/n: 351xxx

1950-11-01 00:00:00

Buffet Dynaction

New serial number chart. s/n 1 to 47xx.

1950-11-01 00:00:00

HN White/King Silver-Sonic

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1950-11-01 00:00:00

Leblanc System

Incredibly approximate date range

1954-11-01 00:00:00

Selmer Mark VI

Appx. s/n range for alto and tenor: 552xx to 2208xx Appx. s/n range for sopranino: 552xx to 378xxx Appx. s/n range for other pitches: 552xx to 365xxx

1955-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher Super 400 Model S1/S20

Lowest s/n: 350xxx; Highest s/n: 401xxx

1956-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher 400 "Top Hat" Models S1/S20

Lowest s/n: 358xxx; Highest s/n: 381xxx

1956-11-01 00:00:00

Buescher Aristocrat "Series IV" Model 141/157/S80

Lowest s/n: 352xxx; Highest s/n: 382xxx

1956-11-01 00:00:00

Martin Magna

Appx. s/n range: 200xxx-350xxx

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