Also, the serial numbers from 1981 - 1987 for the Brasswinds are for student trumpets and cornets only.
Data for the years 1967 to March 1974 is rather sketchy, for it was around that period of time that the Conn Brasswinds were being manufactured in Abilene, TX.
In 1907 he built an Immensaphone, the largest horn in the world. The Conn factory also built the world's largest drum, a slide tuba to make noises like a ship's warning whistle, tenor tubas for the jackass role in Strauss' Don Juan, and a saxophone for one-armed musician Al Miller. During the Korean War part of the facilities was converted to defense production, and Conn achieved another record in precision manufacturing. Conn French horns, for example, have been the horn of choice for the Hollywood film industry for most of the 20th Century. Today's best trumpet players are discovering the break-through performance with Vintage One trumpets.Instruments made during that period are not likely to be their best examples, as the workers were still relatively new at the manufacturing process.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.This list is not correct for Conn saxophones (see Conn Woodwind Serial Numbers) or Conn bugles (see Pan American Brass Serial Numbers).See Conn Reed Instrument List at Bottom of Page, or Click Return To Link Page , with additional Page on This Web Site.Other cup mouthpiece serial numbers are not available at this time. One Saturday night in 1873, Civil War veteran Charles Gerard Conn got involved in a brawl that resulted in a split lip.