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Bach History – Manufacturing Locations

by Bach Loyalist

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Vincent Corporation Corporation era

Time Location Images
1916 Music published by
Vincent Bach
210 W. 107th Street
New York, NY(map)
More than likely an apartment Vincent Bach used
1918 Vincent Bach Corp.
11 East 14th Street
New York, NY(map)
Historical photo from Where and What is 11 East 14th Street.
a Blog about early American movies/theaters
Vincent Bach Corp.
204 East 85th Street
New York, NY(map)

1950’s picture from MP CatalogBachFactory_204E85streetBachFactory_E85street_inside

Inside the front store
Hans Bach holding a trumpet
(image emailed to me by fellow Bach loyalist)

Today – 2006
Jacques Bistro

Vincent Bach Corp.
241 East 41st Street
New York, NY(map)
1950’s picture from MP CatalogApproximately 10 employees
Trumpets first mfg. in 1924.
<Building gone – 2006>
News Building in same location today
Oct. 1928
Vincent Bach Corp.
621 East 216th Street
627 East 216th Street
Bronx, NY
(621-P East 216th Street, New York 67, NY)(map)
1950’s picture from MP CatalogApproximately 50 employees

Today – 2006
Church of Pentecost
<link> US mission church

A very “rare” document stating change of address to Mt. Vernon, NY location.
Vincent Bach Corp.
50 South MacQuesten Parkway
Mt. Vernon, NY(map)
1950’s picture from MP Catalog

Today – 2006
Bldg. for sale – Spring 2006

Note: Google Maps must be wrong, or the street was re-numbered.  You’ll need to scroll down the street to see this building.

Also, read the roadmap trip by Bill Siegfried on his roadtrip here.

Selmer / Conn-Selmer ownership era

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Time Location Images
 1964-1967 225 E Jackson Blvd. Elkhart, IN (map)

After purchase of Buescher Band Instrument Company, the manufacturing was shifted from Mt. Vernon, NY to Elkhart, IN.

Building was on the National Register of Historic Places, before it was torn down.


“Selmer purchases the Lesher Woodwind Company, makers of oboes and bassoons. Also purchases 19.7 acres in an industrial park for new Bach brass plant and new corporate office building.”

from Selmer history 

Conn Selmer
600 Industrial Parkway
Elkhart, IN(map)


Special thanks to Bill Siegfried for today images.
Vincent Bach Mouthpiece Catalog Scans courtesy of Erik Veldkamp


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1 comment

Daniel Coleman September 5, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Our family has a Vincent Bach bugle with the number 388 inscribed on it. Do you know the approximate year this bugle was manufactured? My father-in-law sold these bugles as a young man approximately from 1929 on for some time. Thank you for any help you can give us.

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