Besson Trumpet Serial Numbers (serial number) Number used chiefly on paper money and sometimes on limited-issue medals to indicate order of production. £175.25. This is a GREAT PLAYING Besson MEHA by Kanstul Bb trumpet. Serial number lists vary but at SN 84758 this horn was either made in the late 1920s or mid 1930s. Great Savings Free Delivery / Collection on many items 14 watching. $1,262.19. The E b /D, G/F, and piccolo trumpet models have revolutionized modern trumpet playing and are considered definitive in their categories. The design of this particular trumpet is rather unique as only a few were produced with a standard fixed leadpipe configuration. $59.00 shipping. £290.26 postage. (Both are credited for the below information). This Besson trumpet number 86,697 was once owned by Clement Volpe of the Minnesota Orchestra and Harry Glantz before him. His products quickly gained a great reputation throughout Europe. Please message me … The serial number is 341XXX. For example, in 1928 the Apollo serial numbers were 8600 - 8700. $900.00. 9/18/2019 Kanstul-Besson Loyalist Yes, another copy-cat loyalist site. The most valued Mehas are number from 92,000 to 100,000. Besson is a manufacturer of brass musical instruments.It is owned by Buffet Crampon, which bought Besson in 2006 from The Music Group.. Serial numbers are in the format 928-817061. Brass instruments bearing the Besson name that were manufactured by Boosey & Hawkes (the UK instruments with serial numbers 185200 - 890008) can be found in the main Boosey & Hawkes brass instrument sequence. It is the 30th earliest known to Joe Lill and the earliest medium bore. From 2006, first two digits are the year of manufacture. 12 watching. Unless you already know the year or know someone who owns a Besson horn and knows the year of manufacture, you pretty much have to extrapolate based on assumptions of how many horns Besson made in a given year. Yamaha Trumpet Serial Numbers. C.A. $999.00. After 100,000, the Besson Mehas were being built in London, with the infamous London valve casing (something like the Yamaha/Schilke valves of the 1980 that gave player so much trouble) and the different brass that the London Bessson factory used. In 2003, Boosey & Hawkes separated from the cream of the crop in French wind instrument manufacturing, to join The Music Group. The trumpet is in overall good condition but is being sold as-is for restoration. Depending on the sound and style you require, Schilke has the perfect choice for you! $59.00 shipping. A linear interpolation suggests my horn was made in 1987, the same year I bought it. $753.69. We are not the only factory to produce trumpets with the name F. Besson, but the ones we built can usually be identified by serial number. However, to further support accomplishment of its mission, Horn-u-Copia has also developed several tools and collections to assist in the identification of instruments; including the Library of catalogs and other documents, serial number lists, tradenames, taxonomy, searches and related information. LVXX, May 2004, pp.62-80. $725.00. Following Gustave-Auguste Besson’s death in 1874, the company changed its name, becoming Fontaine-Besson in 1880 in France, and Besson in England. Reliable serial number information from the 1990s through 2006 is notoriously difficult to find. His products quickly gained a great reputation throughout Europe. This would then mean that this P&K cornet is the oldest yet known cornet from Besson's workshop. Since my trumpet teacher used one and liked it, I also had to get one. By joining the Buffet Crampon Group, Besson has restructured and relaunched its production of professional instruments in Germany and France. or Best Offer. Distin & Co (period of ownership by Boosey) brasswind serial numbers. $1,262.19. Olds Serial Numbers and Dates for Trumpets and Cornets. Besson Trumpet - Silver Plated BE2000L-2. The first Minerva (#2722) was built in 1958. This is an English Besson D trumpet (key of D). In 1925, Besson purchased Quilter, and Wheatstone & Co. in 1940. Time left 6h 8m left. In that same year they purchased Schreiber Bassoon Co. Serial number: Serial number 543378. French Besson Trumpets For Sale . Boosey & Co and Boosey & Hawkes brasswind serial numbers This list is based on a study of the surviving workshop archives of Boosey & Co and Boosey & Hawkes, now in the care of the Horniman Museum, London These tables give the earliest serial numbers recorded for each period. $30.00 shipping. E b and E b /D Trumpets. I've checked a couple sites to try and find the year that it was made, but I can't find anything. Many T … read more BESSON 609 Bb Trumpet--D115. or Best Offer. Besson Trumpet Meha Sp Windpal. Besson Custom Vintage Trumpet. {41772} Tenor cornophone Stamped on bell “50 MEDALS OF HONOUR” within banner / “F. Similar counterfeit instruments, possibly made at the same factories, have been falsely branded with other reputable manufacturers' names, such as Getzen and Boosey. When I started researching the history of F.E. Besson is a manufacturer of brass musical instruments.It is owned by Buffet Crampon, which bought Besson in 2006 from The Music Group.. There is at least one other Besson trumpet in existence that had belonged to Mr. Benge. Ending 25 Jan at 13:12 EST 3d 19h. From Germany +C $75.17 shipping. English Besson Trumpet Serial Numbers. With cursory examination, any serious brass player would be able to recognise that these instruments are wholly inferior to real Besson instruments, and also of much poorer quality than even the cheapest of student instruments produced by reputable manufacturers. ***, Last modified: or Best Offer . £68.24 postage. It is owned by Buffet Crampon, which bought Besson in 2006 from The Music Group. Olds or Best Offer . Expert's Assistant: I love the notion of my brother's old guitar having a history and belonging to someone famous. This trumpet, built in about 1939, is serial number 637. Very nice & extremely old cornet / trumpet "Besson Paris" Serial number 6209! Ending 25 Jan at 13:12 EST 3d 19h. $80.00 shipping. The Besson student instruments continue to be manufactured in the factory near Delhi, in India, under the supervision of specialists from the Buffet Crampon Group.[1]. A number showing the position of an item in a series, esp. This is what I believe is the serial number for Besson's production at Rue Des 3 Couronne based on the fact that the Besson Faux Corneopeon (in my collection) has the same valve section and is serial number 12. Martin Trumpet and Cornet Serial Numbers. Make Offer - Besson Kanstul Meha C Trumpet. They are unrelated to the Besson instruments manufactured by the company with that name. Very nice & extremely old cornet / trumpet "Besson Paris" Serial number 6209! An Index to Serial Number Lists. Make Offer - BESSON International Series Silver Trumpet & Case. 0 bids. Besson Trumpet London 600 Yokohama Store. A flood of very poor quality Indian-made[citation needed] instruments bearing the name Bessons entered the market in the late 1990s. The bore measures.453' which was one of the two bore sizes used by Besson in France, the other being approximately.460'. Student New Standard 110 Bb Student New Standard 111 Bb Student Student 100XL Trumpet Bb Student Performance Trumpet Bb 5, RUE MAURICE BERTEAUX - 78711 MANTES-LA-VILLE - FRANCE Instruments 0 bids. 466151, case; together with another English rosewood clarinet Serial numbers are in the format 928-817061. Great Savings Free Delivery / Collection on many items A linear interpolation suggests my horn.... Besson Euphonium Serial Number. At the same time, another English manufacturer was becoming well-known: Henri Distin, born in London in 1819. The serial number is 401000. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions regarding models and options. The workmanship and attention to fine detail is extraordinary as can be seen in the accompanying photos. All them have serial numbers in the four- to five digit range, and some with six digit numbers (preceded with the number 8, at the client's request). The serial number is 341XXX. Besson (Boosey and Hawkes) Serial Number List 1974-2002 This chart is primarily intended to help with the identification of Sovereign Cornets but will help with Identifying other Boosey and Hawkes made brass instruments. Besson is a manufacturer of brass musical instruments. Post by grandetuba Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:06 pm. Ending Dec 15 at 6:00PM PST 6d 13h. The trumpet … But the story didn’t start there. September 2010 Besson 1000 Silver Trumpet with Case plus Besson 5c and 7c Mouthpiece. King Trumpet Serial Numbers Besson International Trumpet Serial Numbers Chart. He created a new line of instruments under his own name, and in 1872 the Distin brand was bought by Boosey (a music publisher since 1792, and a manufacturer of instruments since 1851). (December) B&S was purchased by and is now are part of the Buffet Group. D.J. At the end of the nineteenth century (1894), the Besson factory of London employed 131 workers, producing 100 brass instruments a week, and no less than 10,000 musical ensembles appeared on their contact lists. Tell us what else you do know and the Musical Instrument Appraiser will be able to better assist you. Besson (music company), a manufacturer of brass instruments Besson (aircraft), a French aircraft manufacturer of the 1920s/1930s (particularly float planes) See also Probably made in Paris, the serial number in the Paris sequence. Besson & Co silver plated tenor horn, stampedBesson & Co silver plated tenor horn, stamped Class A Besson & Co. 'prototype' 198 Euston Road London, no. Modèle adopté par Mr Goeyens. ', Brass Bulletin -2002 'À l'instar des cornets de Courtois (modèles 'Koenig', 'Arban', 'Levy' et autres) qui sont abondamment copiés dès le milieu du XIXe siècle, la plupart des facteurs de cornets s'inspireront des modèles 'Desideratum' et 'Concertiste' de Besson, ...', English Besson Trumpet Serial Numbers Number, Harvard University Band, owner of a triple B flat Besson, one of the largest playable Tubas in the world, Big Tuba 2 Photo album of Sam Pilafian playing the Harvard Triple B-flat Besson tuba on October 8, 2004, as well as some close-up photos. Assuming that #500 was Benge's first trumpet and used all the numbers in between, this is the 138th Benge trumpet. These instruments are best described as novelty items since they are shoddily built from very thin metal and they are often unplayable (due to faults in the manufacturing) and untunable (the tuning slides are simply ornamentation - they do not work). King Trumpet Serial Number Lookup . 0 bids. By thelate 1960s belonged to a high school kid, David Hans, who lost one of the pistons. besson serial numbers besson brass ===== serial numbers year number year number ===== ===== ===== ===== 1870 10800 1909 90000 1875 17600 1911 93000 1883 28815 1914 100200 1886 35500 1917 101500 1890 45000 1921 111500 1895 55000 1931 124350 1898 63000 1903 76000 ===== besson trombone serial numbers ===== 1905 3070 1908 9000 1912 9950 1916 10800 1919 11600 1935 13950 … C $284.15. The company was formed in 1837 by Gustave Auguste Besson, who at the age of 18 produced a revolutionary design of cornet which surpassed all contemporary models. Besson (Boosey and Hawkes) Serial Number List 1974-2002 This chart is primarily intended to help with the identification of Sovereign Cornets but will help with Identifying other Boosey and Hawkes made brass instruments. This is a GREAT PLAYING Besson MEHA by Kanstul Bb trumpet. C $284.15. In 1857, he moved to England where he built a large factory in London from which his instruments took a share of the English market and from where he exported to many countries including the United States. Ending Jan 25 at 10:12AM PST 4d 9h. alto Normaphon in Eb serial nr: 0104 year: ca. Besson (surname) Places. Over 100 company's databases containing dates of manufacture of musical instruments. Buy Besson Bb Trumpets and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay! or Best Offer. Besson 700 Trumpet England w/ case&mouthpiece, Good play, acceptable condition. Very nice & extremely old cornet / trumpet "Besson Paris" Serial number 6209! The later serial numbers … Besson Brass Instruments Built For Performance. Besson Cornet. Besson Serial Numbers Euphonium. Henry Distin and his new fluegel horn were active in the development of brass bands in England. The numbers continued consecutively to approximately 7900. In 1837, Gustave Auguste Besson (1820–1874) created the Besson brand in Paris with his new cornet. Learn more about our range of Trumpets. C $1,261.64. In 1981 Boosey & Hawkes purchased Buffet Crampon, Inc. I interviewed several former employees but was unable to get any specific dates of model introductions much less exact serial numbers. All years other than 1906, 1946, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, and 1980 are approximations. .Note on serial numbers: Zig Kanstul picked up the Callet serial numbers right where they left off with DEG, #4252. [citation needed]. It reads Class A Besson and Co Prototype Euston road london and has a floral engraving on the bell with 83764 stamped on the valve which appears to date it around 1908. please compare with the serial number lists in the net) The Length 13,5inch/ 34cm. 06300012. Again, by serial numbers the authenticate Besson Mehas start at 92,000. There was also a model made by Framus in the Besson name designed by jazz guitarist Jack Durante. Maybe you have something valuable or historical. Besson Serial Number List Serial number 968GS about Buffet vs. Pre-Buffet Besson serial numbers: I am happy to answer your question regarding the new Besson euphonium serial numbers. This French Besson is from the 40s, but the serial number has been heavily buffed so we can barely see them, most probably 93xxx or 95xxx, so it is hard to determine if it is pre-war or post-war. [citation needed]. Hello, Hi, I have a Besson Brevete trumpet serial number 135425 indicating 1929-30 as the year of manufacture. All slides and valves work. $59.00 shipping. Rentals, *** Please click to download the PDF for specific manufacturer you're looking for. All existing Kanstul French Besson trumpets have 3, 4 or 5 digit serial numbers (got to about 7,000 by 1998, now at around 40,000). In 1858, following a long series of lawsuits with Adolphe Sax, Gustave-Auguste Besson left Paris to build a factory in London. Besson Brass Instruments From the raw materials, the skilled techniques of master craftsmen, to the build and finish, each Besson instrument is played and tested by the greatest brass players you will ever hear. Many non-Kanstul Bessons have 6 digit serial numbers or longer. Needs polished. Tell us, If … These guitars were imported[where?] $890.00. English Besson Trumpet Serial Numbers References [edit] Besson Student Trumpet ^ Besson - our story ^ Nicholas S. Thompson, François Tonneau Perspectives in Ethology: Evolution, Culture, and Behavior 2000 - Page 119 'Whereas the Concertiste was Besson's most expensive model, at least from the 1890s to the advent of World War I. the Desideratum was their second most expensive. Besson Trumpet London 600 Yokohama Store. Since we know that all Classic, Stamm , Meha , and Brevete models are … Webmaster: Lars Kirmser music_trader@musictrader.com Olds and Son about 35 years ago, there was very little known about the early years of this company. Wunderlich . Buffet Crampon acquires two famous brass instrument brands, Antoine Courtois Paris (created in 1803) and Besson (created in 1837). Bach 10 1/2 C mouth piece included. {41772} Tenor cornophone Stamped on bell “50 MEDALS OF HONOUR” within banner / “F. BOOSEY & CO./BOOSEY & HAWKES WOODWIND SERIAL NUMBERS BELOW 68956 The information presented here relating to the Boosey & Co. serial numbers up to 1932 is taken from Kelly J. 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