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There are multiple sources for the Vincent Bach trumpet on the internet today.  We decided to combine into a single timeline reference to better understand the instrument serial numbers vs. the status of the company. 

We're always looking for more information/corrections to include, so please email us through our contact us link in the header.  All information is copyright per the original owner/source.
Trumpet
Serial Numbers
 
Serial Number Year   Year Event / News
    - 1890 Born Vincent Schrotenbach
in Vienna
    - 1916 Vincent Bach designed and handcrafted his first mouthpieces.
    - 1916 Vincent Bach 1st published Cornet Solos

210 W. 107 St
New York, NY
(map)

    - 1918 Vincent Bach began Mouthpiece Mfg.
(Workshop)

11 East 14th Street
New York, NY
(map)
(images)

    - 1919 1st Factory

204 East 85th Street
New York, NY
(map)
(images)

    - 1922 Moved to 2nd Factory

237 East 41st Street
New York, NY
(map)
(images)

    - 1922 Incorporated as
Vincent Bach Corporation, Inc.
New York City
Index #: 7517
August 18, 1922
    - 1924 1st Trumpets/Cornets Completed
    - 1925 May 1, 1925 - 1st Trumpet Sold
(from USPTO Filing)
    - 1925 "Mercury" trademark filed
Filed: August 14, 1925
Registered: May 16, 1926
    - 1925 "Stradivarius" trademark filed
Filed: August 14, 1925
Registered: May 16, 1926

14 1925 -   1st Mfg. card @ Bach
500 1926 -    
600 1927 -    
657 1926 -    
    - 1927 "Mercedes" trademark filed
Filed: March 21, 1927
Registered: May 31, 1927
    - 1927 1st models with Nickel casings
    - 1928 1st Mercury model trumpets using German Valve blocks.
    - Oct.
1928
Moved to 3rd factory

621 East 216th Street
Bronx, NY
(map)
(images)

900 1928 -    
0639 1928 - 1928 Bach Apollo Model
8600-8700 1928 - 1928 Bach Apollo Models
1249 1929      
1450 1930 -    
2250 1935 -    
2344 1934 -    
2568 1935 -    
2752 1935 -    
10000 1933 - 1933 Bach Mercury Models
4117 1937 -    
4611 1939 -    
10241 1939 -   Bach Mercury Cornet (Dec. 1939)
4650 1940 -    
4863 1941 -    
5500 1941 -    
5763 1941 -    
5791 1942 -    
5792 1942 -    
5793 1942 -    
6500 1945 -    
9100 1950 -    
12000 1953 -    
12002 1953 -    
12478 1953 -    
12576 1953 -   Latest known
NY serial number. (Mercury)
12615 1953 -   Earliest known
Mt. Vernon serial number.
12836 1953 -    
    - 1953 Moved to
Mt. Vernon, NY

50 South MacQuesten Parkway
Mt. Vernon, NY
(map)
(images)

30123 1954 - 10/5/54 Bach Mercury Cornet
30000-33000 1955 - 1955 Bach Mercury Models
13600 1955 -    
14892 1956 -    
2506 1958   1958 Bach Minerva Model
2722 1958 - 1958 Bach Minerva Model
19500 1960 -    
20503 1960 - 8/17/60 Bach Mercury Trumpet
2811 1961 - 1961 Bach Minerva Model
    - 1961 Vincent Bach Corp.
purchased by Selmer Industries
(October 1961)
21000 1961 -    
21950 1962 -    
        "Vincent Bach" trademark filed
Filed: May 2, 1962
Registered: Feb. 19, 1963

        "Bach shield" trademark filed
Filed: May 2, 1962
Registered: July 30, 1963
    - 1963 Closed Mt. Vernon, NY
Factory
24000 1964 -    
30017 1964 -    
    - 1965 Production started in
Elkhart, IN


600 Industrial Parkway
Elkhart, IN
(map)
(images)

30000 1965 -    
50000 1970 -    
100000 1974 -    
112000 1975 -    
    - 1976 Vincent Bach Dies
1217XX 1977 -    
142796 1978 -    
164914 1979 -    
175000 1980 -    
200000 1981 -    
230000 1983 -    
250000 1985 -    
336000 1990 -    
420000 1994 -    
436000 1995      
    - 1995 Selmer Industries buys Steinway Musical Properties
452000 1996 -    
    - 1996 IPO as Steinway Musical Instruments
    - 1997 "Bach Circle" trademark filed
Filed: May 1, 1997
Registered: Oct. 13, 1998

468000 1997 -    
484000 1998 -    
500000 1999 -    
  2000 -    
    - 2000 Acquisition of United Musical Instruments
  2001 -    
525000 2002 -    
    - 2002 John Stoner named CEO;
Conn Selmer
  2003 -    
    - 2003 Merger of UMI and Selmer into Conn-Selmer
        "Vincent Bach" trademark
Renewed: March 5, 2003

  2004 -    
615995 2004 -    
    - 2004 Closed Original Selmer Plant
North Main Street,
Elkhart, IN
    - 2004 John Ratzenberger's
"Made in America"

Filmed
    - 2004 "Bach shield" trademark
Renewed: Feb. 13, 2004
  2005 -    
644207 2006 -   Last Horn built before
Strike April 1st 2006
646013 2007 -  
Start of the "True Bach"
Advertising Campaign
177353 2007 -   Model 182 (Eastlake, OH)
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Serial Number Year   Year Event / News

 

 

 

   


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