Sax serial numbers

This page shows a small selection of sax serial numbers that may help you date your horn. It's been compiled from a variety of sources which means I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy - please use this as an approximate guide only. Most numbers get a little hazy during the war years so, again, these are best guestimates in some circumstances.

Antoine Joseph (Adolphe) Sax

1844 - 1845
500 - 1000
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1866 - 1867
27701 - 29000
1845 - 1846
1001 - 2500
 1867 - 1868
29001 - 30500
1846 - 1847
2501 - 4640
 1868 - 1869
30501 - 31700
1847 - 1848
4641 - 5000
 1869 - 1870
31701 - 33200
1848 - 1849
5001 - 6000
 1870 - 1871
33201 - 34500
1849 - 1850
6001 - 7000
 1871 - 1872
34501 - 35600
1850 - 1851
7001 - 7800
 1872 - 1873
35601 - 37200
1851 - 1852
7801 - 8300
 1873 - 1874
37201 - 38000
1852 - 1853
8301 - 8900
 1874 - 1875
38001 - 38600
1853 - 1854
8901 - 9800
 1875 - 1876
38601 - 39000
1854 - 1855
9801 - 12400
 1876 - 1877
39001 - 39499
1855 - 1856
12401 - 14000
 1877 - 1878
39500 - 40000
1856 - 1857
14001 - 15200
 1878 - 1879
40001 - 40500
1857 - 1858
15201 - 16500
 1879 - 1880
40501 - 40800
1858 - 1859
16501 - 18000
 1880 - 1881
40801 - 41000
1859 - 1860
18001 - 19500
 1881 - 1885
41001 - 46500
1860 - 1861
19501 - 21000
 1885 - 1890
46500 on
1861 - 1862
21001 - 21600
 1890 - 1893
46500 on
1862 - 1863
21601 - 23500
   
1863 - 1864
23501 - 25000
   
1864 - 1865
25001 - 26300
   
1865 - 1866
26301 - 27700
   

Buescher - True Tone

1904 - 1905
2500 - 3499
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1905 - 1906
3500 - 5021
 1920 - 192161255 - 78524
1906 - 1907
5022 - 6608
 1921 - 192278525 - 99274
1907 - 1908
6610 - 7807
 1922 - 192399275 - 125749
1908 - 1909
7808 - 8579
 1923 - 1924125750 - 150249
1909 - 1910
8580 - 11249
 1924 - 1925150250 - 175274
1910 - 1911
11250 - 13684
 1925 - 1926175275 - 202349
1911 - 1912
13685 - 15869
 1926 - 1927202350 - 222174
1912 - 1913
15870 - 18177
 1927 - 1928222175 - 235249
1913 - 1914
18178 - 22859
 1928 - 1929235250 - 245274
1914 - 1915
22860 - 25102
 1929 - 1930245275 - 255249
1915 - 1916
25103 - 28874
 1930 - 1931255250 - 260124
1916 - 1917
28875 - 32349
 1931 - 1932260125 - 264024
1917 - 1918
32350 - 37539
 1932 - 1933
264025 - 265522
1918 - 1919
37540 - 46974
   

Buescher - New Aristocrat

1932 - 1933
 264025 - 265522
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267356 - 268999
1933 - 1934
265523 - 267355
   

Buescher - Series I "art deco"

1935 - 1936
269000 - 272895
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284418 - 288023
1936 - 1937
272896 - 279299
 1939 - 1940
288024 - 290999
1937 - 1938
279300 - 284417
 1940 - 1941
291000 - 295124

Buescher - Series II "Big B"

1940 - 1941
292000 - 294124
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306250 - 309499
1941 - 1942
294125 - 299529
 1947 - 1948
309500 - 313999
1942 - 1943
299530 - 301999
 1948 - 1949
314000 - 322499
1943 - 1944
302000 - 302099
 1949 - 1950
322500 - 331999
1944 - 1945
302100 - 302999
 1950 - 1951
332000 - 336999
1945 - 1946
303000 - 306249
   

Buescher - 400 top hat & cane

1941 - 1942
296000 - 297526
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309500 - 311999
1942 - 1943
297527 - 299999
 1949 - 1950
316000 - 331999
1943 - 1944
300000 - 301249
 1950 - 1951
332000 - 336999
1944 - 1945
301250 - 302999
 1951 - 1952
337000 - 346999
1945 - 1946
303000 - 306249
 1952 - 1955
347000 - 349999
1946 - 1947
306250 - 309499
 1955 - 1960
350000 - 360000

Buescher - Series III "post Big B"

1951 - 1952
337000 - 346999
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350000 - 360000
1952 - 1955
347000 - 349999
 1960 - 1963
360000 - 379999

Buescher - Super 400 and Standard 400

1959 - 1978
355000 - 700000
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Buescher - Series IV "Selmer"

1963 - 1965
381000 - 408817
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630000 - 784999
1965 - 1970
408818 - 519999
 1980 - 1983
785000 - 875000
1970 - 1975
520000 - 629999
   

Buffet - Crampon

1866 - 1868
1-243
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3445 - 3819
1868 - 1870
244 - 791
 1880 - 1881
3820 - 4118
1870 - 1872
792 - 1059
 1881 - 1882
4119 - 4653
1872 - 1875
1060 - 1970
 1882 - 1883
4654 - 5223
1875 - 1876
1971 - 2493
 1883 - 1884
5224 - 5775
1976 - 1877
2493 - 2787
 1884 - 1885
5776 - 6226
1977 - 1878
2788 - 2924
 1885 - 1886
6227 - 7000
1878 - 1879
2925 - 3444
   

Buffet - Evette/Schaeffer

1887 - 1889
7001 - 8199
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18500 - 19499
1889 - 1890
8200 - 8499
 1910 - 1911
19500 - 19999
1890 - 1892
8500 - 9499
 1911 - 1912
20000 - 20499
1892 - 1894
9500 - 10499
 1912 - 1913
20500 - 21999
1894 - 1895
10500 - 10999
 1913 - 1914
22000 - 22499
1895 - 1896
11000 - 11499
 1914 - 1916
22500 - 23000
1896 - 1897
11500 - 11999
 1916 - 1917
23000 - 23499
1897 - 1898
12000 - 12499
 1917 - 1919
23500 - 23999
1898 - 1900
12500 - 13499
 1919 - 1920
2400 - 24499
1900 - 1901
13500 - 13999
 1920 - 1921
24500 - 24999
1901 - 1903
14000 - 14999
 1921 - 1922
25000 - 25999
1903 - 1904
15000 - 15499
 1922 - 1923
26000 - 26499
1904 - 1905
15500 - 16499
 1923 - 1924
26500 - 26999
1905 - 1906
16500 - 16999
 1924 - 1925
27000 - 27999
1906 - 1907
17000 - 17499
 1925 - 1926
28000 - 28499
1907 - 1908
17500 - 17999
 1926 - 1927
28500 - 29424
1908 - 1909
18000 - 18499
   

Buffet - Crampon

More serial numbers to follow in due course

Cannonball

1996 - 1997
1000000 - 100888
Royal Crown series and Wizard student model
1998 - 1999
100889 - 103244
'98 Knight models & others
2000 - 2001
103245 - 105202
'98 & '99 Knight series
2002 - 2005
105205
Big Bell series & Excalibur student alto
2005 on
117863
Stone series Big Bell & Excalibur



Keilwerth

1925 - 1930
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195423151 - 23350
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78801 - 80250
1931
1101 - 1700
 1955
23351 - 24750
 1979
80251 - 81700
1932
1701 - 2500
 1956
24751 - 27750
 1980
81701 - 83150
1933
2501 - 3500
 1957
27751 - 30750
 1981
83151 - 84600
1934
3501 - 5000
 1958
30751 - 33750
 1982
84601 - 86050
1935
5001 - 7000
 1959
33751 - 36750
 1983
86051 - 87500
1936
7001 - 9000
 1960
36751 - 39750
 1984
87501 - 88950
1937
9001 - 11000
 1961
39751 - 42750
 1985
88951 - 90400
1938
11001 - 13500
 1962
42751 - 45750
 1986
90401 - 91425
1939
13501 - 16000
 1963
45751 - 48750
 1987
91426 - 92450
1940
16001 - 17500
 1964
48751 - 49800
 1988
92451 - 93475
1941
17501 - 18500
 1965
49801 - 54750
 1989
93476 - 94500
1942
18501 - 19100
 1966
54751 - 57750
 1990
94501 - 96000
1943
19101 - 19600
 1967
57751 - 60750
 1991
96001 - 97250
1944
19601
 1968
60751 - 63750
 1992
97251 - 99000
1945
19601
 1969
63751 - 65600
 1993
99001 - 100750
1946
20001
 1970
65601 - 67450
 1994
100751 - 102500
1947
20001
 1971
67451 - 69300
 1995
102501 - 104250
1948
20001 - 20100
 1972
69301 - 71150
 1996
104251 - 106000
1949
20101 - 20350
 1973
71151 - 73000
 1997
106001 - 107900
1950
20351 - 20750
 1974
73001 - 74450
 1998
107901 - 110500
1951
20751 - 21350
 1975
74451 - 75900
 1999
110501 - 114849
1952
21351 - 22150
 1976
75901 - 77350
 2000
114850 on
1953
22151 - 23150
 1977
77351 - 78800
 01 - 07
up to 123500