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by Bach Loyalist

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.

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 Solos210 W. 107 St
New York, NY
1918 Vincent Bach began Mouthpiece Mfg.
(Workshop)11 East 14th Street
New York, NY
1919 1st Factory204 East 85th Street
New York, NY
1922 Moved to 2nd Factory237 East 41st Street
New York, NY
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.
Moved to 3rd factory621 East 216th Street
Bronx, NY
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, NY50 South MacQuesten Parkway
Mt. Vernon, NY
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 H & A Selmer, Inc.
(September 25 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
Feb 7, 1963 Closed Mt. Vernon, NY
24000 1964
30017 1964 Last Mt. Vernon serial number?
30080 1964 Last Mt. Vernon serial number?
1965 Production started in
Elkhart, IN
600 Industrial Parkway
Elkhart, IN
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 Acquisition of United Musical Instruments
525000 2002
2002 John Stoner named CEO;
Conn Selmer
2003 Merger of UMI and Selmer into Conn-Selmer
“Vincent Bach” trademark
Renewed: March 5, 2003
615995 2004
2004 Closed Original Selmer Plant
North Main Street,
Elkhart, IN
2004 John Ratzenberger’s
“Made in America”
2004 “Bach shield” trademark
Renewed: Feb. 13, 2004
646013 2007
Start of the “True Bach”
Advertising Campaign
177353 2007 Model 182 (Eastlake, OH)
Note different serial number order
 700000 2012  Mfg. on 5/23/12
748769 2018
758619 2018 Mfg. on 9/27/2018 (Model 180S37)
Serial Number Year Year Event / News


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I just bought a used 239 CML Strad C trumpet–judging by the serial number (80118), it was apparently manufactured between 1970 and 1974, making it roughly the same age as my Bach B-flat..Am I correct in this?? My C trumpet has a “Corporation” bell and no third valve slide stop, which I believe may be a feature of this particular model….

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Frank, you are correct that for a long time the C trumpet had no stop rod like the Bb horns, or any system at all to prevent the third valve slide from just flying off into space, more likely the floor. At some point they added a small perpendicular-mount screw for that function. It’s a rather pedestrian method, though effective. I bought one new in 1995 and added that mechanism to the first valve slide.

Paul Barringer January 10, 2014 - 2:51 pm

I own a B flat mode 37 that as I recall my dad bought for me in the fall of 1964. the serial # is 32339. The bell is stamped Elkhart Indiana Could it possibly have been built in Mt Vernon??? Production supposedly did not start in Elkhart until 1965??? I also have C model 239L serial number 67749 purchased used in the late 1960’s. Can you tell me when it was manufactured? It’s bell is also stamped Elkhart. Neither of serial number seem to line up with the timeline on this web sit. Thanks, Paul

Bach Loyalist February 9, 2014 - 5:58 pm

That was during the transition period during Mt. Vernon, and Elkhart production. Mt. Vernon serial numbers appear to end around 30,000.

Tom D'Antoni October 17, 2014 - 7:23 am

Paul, your 37 was manufacturer’s after 1965. I own a new old stock Bach 37 cornet, absolute pristine. The serial number of my cornet is 30836. The factory shop card indicated that it’s production date is April 15, 1965. My tax day horn!

My guess is that yours was produced late ’65 or sometime ’66, but not 1964. Were some parts from Mt. Vernon? Maybe but your bell most likely was made in Elkhart Indiana.

For what it’s worth, Bach expert/historian Roy Hempley told me that there was much pride in Elkhart and it is thought by many that these very early Elkhart horns were the equal to and perhaps even somewhat better that the Mt. Vernon’s on average. Pride to show the high level craftsmanship that they had knowing how Mt. Vernon horns were revered were motivating factors of the workers. Considering your horns serial number being within a couple of thousand within the 1965 and 30,000 start of production, I’d say that you are the owner of a horn that was made with an extraordinary level of pride or care.

Congratulations. In time, many very knowledgeable Bachophiles will covet these VERY early Elkhart horns as much or MORE than the Mt. Vernon horns provided that the condition of the instrument warrants consideration.

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Rusty March 14, 2017 - 1:57 pm

Hi, I have a Mt. Vernon Bach Stradivarius trumpet that my dad and I bought in 1974 for me in High School. We paid $125 for it from a guy that lived on a sailboat in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. (Cool huh?) It is has serial #18562 throughout the horn valves and on the middle outside valve #18562 Mt. Vernon, NY ML. Pearl tops on the valves. I’ve played mostly in church up until about 4 years ago due to back issues. Love the horn! Trying to get some more info. and approx. value range. Everything works very well. No valve or slide issues. Lots of petina and no dings I can really see. Was re-laquered once about 25 years ago, but has completely worn off it seems. I also have the original case in decent shape (inside is perfect, outside a little scruffed but nothing major) along with another V.B. case my wife bought me about 20 years ago, which still looks almost brand new. Two 10 1/2 C Mouthpieces. One is from the 70’s and one was from about 10 years ago that has much larger Vincent Bach lettering on it. I was born in 1958 and this model (from what I can tell) was manufactured approx. at that time? Not sure… Thanks for whatever help you can give!

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Serial #:. ML 23216.
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Stdve April 7, 2017 - 1:57 pm

Serial number 23216.
Bell says Mt Vernon Bach Strad.
When made?
Where made?

Steve Wilson April 7, 2017 - 2:20 pm

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Serial number: ML 23216.
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Sam April 16, 2017 - 5:50 am

Morning, i have a trumpet from my grand, grand father, it’s stamped :
Model 236
Vincent Bach

The “Stradivarius” font is in the 1925 style, and the “Vincent Bach” font is the 1962 style.

Serial number is :

When was it created ?


Sam April 16, 2017 - 8:23 pm

Morning, i have a trumpet from my grand, grand father, it’s stamped :
Model 236
Vincent Bach

The “Stradivarius” font is in the 1925 style, and the “Vincent Bach” font is the 1962 style.

Serial number is :

When was it created ?


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Good day – I have a silver Stradivarius Model 37 with Elkhart IND stamped on the bell. The serial number on the middle valve is ML72737. I was given the instrument in 1978 or 1979 and I’m confused as I don’t see any records of Strads that start with 727. If anyone has any thoughts please let me know.

Tralla February 6, 2019 - 11:01 am

Hi there, I`ve got a Trumpert a Mercedes, New York 67 with serial number 8413 and I can not find it on your list. Maybe its from 1954? I dont play, its a shame she lays around. Greets from Berlin

Mark March 4, 2019 - 11:32 pm

Can anyone tell me what they think a Strad model 37 silver plated ML in excellent condition serial #4188XX might be worth. It is from 1990-1994 I think. All original and in excellent undamaged condition.

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Hey. I just got my first silver. I was wondering when it was made the serial is 542012. Does anyone know when it was made?

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