Dating a martin trumpet
And believe me, in 1981, he was still extremely proud of those horns (the Martins from 1940-65).
From 1948 to 1960 Robert Stahl was the Company president.
I do not know if an Elkhart Serial number list exists or not.
Big Thanks to Dr Rick's Vinllage Flute and Sax Shop website for providing some of the serial numbers and years produced.
In MOST Buecher trumpets in the 1950s and earlier, you can find the serial number here as well.
Please see the Bell Logos section to see samples of each Bell Logo.
Most seem to have the "Upsidedown Nike" Bell Logo and are model BU-7.
Selmer must have done a serial number "reset" at some point.
He then moved to Elkhart, Indiana in 1876 and became the 6th employee of C. Conn Company, where he worked until his health forced him to retire in 1902. Henry Charles Martin, John Henry's oldest son, continued to work for the company until 1923.He founded the "The Martin Company" that same year.In 1871 his factory was destroyed by a fire in Chicago, sources are in conflict about whether it was The Great Chicago Fire, or not.He also believed his Schilke horns had improvements on the Committee design.Although he made special horns for special people that had these same improvements under the Martin Committee and Magna name.