C G Conn

 

Serial Number        Year Manufactured
        1                           1876
        700                     1877
        1700                    1878
        3000                     1879
        5000                     1880
        6000                     1881
        7000                     1882
        8000                     1883
        9000                     1884
        10,500                    1885
        12,000                    1886
        13,000                    1887
        14,000                    1888
        16,500                    1889
        18,000                    1890
        20,000                    1891
        22,500                    1892
        25,000                    1893
        27,500                    1894
        29,000                    1895
        34,000                    1896
        40,000                    1897
        46,700                    1898
        52,000                    1899
        58,000                    1900
        66,700                    1901
        71,000                     1902
        76,000                    1903
        82,000                    1904
        88,000                    1905
        94,000                    1906
        100,000                   1907
        106,000                   1908
        111,000                    1909
        116,000                    1910
        121,000                    1911
        126,000                   1912
        130,150                    1913
        132,400                   1914
        137,000                   1915
        142,575                   1916
        146,600                  1917
        155,000                  1918
        165,900                  1919
        169,500                  1920
        175,500                   1921
        190,450                  1922
        198,475                  1923
        206,700                 1924
        219,850                  1925
        230,900                 1926
        239,500                 1927
        252,900                 1928
        263,200                 1929
        273,700                 1930
        280,130                 1931
        281,360                 1932
        289,743               1933
        294,687                1934
        300,690               1935
        307,996               1936
        315,575                  1937
        322,650                 1938
        324,859                 1939
        327,850                 1940
        338,500                 1941
        348,150                 1942
        354,600                1943
        355,500                1944
        355,750                1945
        355,850                1946
        366,650                1947
        376,100               1948
        383,650               1949
        389,600               1950
        396,300               1951
        393,301               1952
        420,057               1953
        427,301               1954
        500,001               1955
        571,850               1956
        652002                1957
        718,626               1958
        779,657               1959
        834,200               1960
        898,556               1961
        949,465               1962
        C00501                1963
        C73854                1964
        E54106                1965
        H31247                1966
        K35274                1967
        L20454                1968
        "M" prefix            1969
        "N" prefix            1970
        "P" prefix             1971
        "R" prefix             1972
        GA30000              1973
        GA40000              1974
        GA50000              1975
        GA60000              1976
        GA70000              1977
        GA80000              1978
        GA90000              1979
        HA00000              1980
        HA16500               1981
        HA23431               1982
        HA33389               1983
        HA45522               1984
        HA58992               1985
        HA68842               1986
        HA76618                1987


Starting in 1987, the two-digit prefix number plus 50 will give you the year of manufacture on all Conn products.

During the years from 1965 to 1969 information is more inacurate.  There was a fire in the Indiana facility where some information was lost.

In March of 1974 an alpha-numeric system was established where the first character (letter) of a serial number indicated the decade; "G" for the 1970's, "H" for the 1980's, etc. The second character, also a letter, indicates the month of the year; "A" for January, "B" for February, "C" for March, etc. The third character (a number) indicates the number of year within the decade (indicated earlier by the first letter). The fourth character (number) indicates the specific type of instrument: "1" = Cornet, "2" = Trumpet, "3" = Alto Horn, "4" = French Horn, "5" = Mellophone, "6" = Valve Trombone, "7" = Slide Trombone, "8" = Baritone Horn & Euphonium, "9" = Tuba, and "10" = Sousaphone. The remaining four numbers of the serial number indicate the production number of the instrument on a monthly basis.

For more historical information on CG Conn visit the following links:

 

The Conn Loyalist

 

Conn Selmer

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