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 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 1919 - 1920 46975 - 61254  
1905 - 1906 3500 - 5021 1920 - 1921 61255 - 78524
1906 - 1907 5022 - 6608 1921 - 1922 78525 - 99274
1907 - 1908 6610 - 7807 1922 - 1923 99275 - 125749
1908 - 1909 7808 - 8579 1923 - 1924 125750 - 150249
1909 - 1910 8580 - 11249 1924 - 1925 150250 - 175274
1910 - 1911 11250 - 13684 1925 - 1926 175275 - 202349
1911 - 1912 13685 - 15869 1926 - 1927 202350 - 222174
1912 - 1913 15870 - 18177 1927 - 1928 222175 - 235249
1913 - 1914 18178 - 22859 1928 - 1929 235250 - 245274
1914 - 1915 22860 - 25102 1929 - 1930 245275 - 255249
1915 - 1916 25103 - 28874 1930 - 1931 255250 - 260124
1916 - 1917 28875 - 32349 1931 - 1932 260125 - 264024
1917 - 1918 32350 - 37539 1932 - 1933 264025 - 265522
1918 - 1919 37540 - 46974
Buescher - New Aristocrat
1932 - 1933 264025 - 265522 1934 - 1935 267356 - 268999  
1933 - 1934 265523 - 267355
Buescher - Series I "art deco"
1935 - 1936 269000 - 272895 1938 - 1939 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 1946 - 1947 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 1947 - 1948 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 1955 - 1960 350000 - 360000  
1952 - 1955 347000 - 349999 1960 - 1963 360000 - 379999
Buescher - Super 400 and Standard 400
1959 - 1978 355000 - 700000      
Buescher - Series IV "Selmer"
1963 - 1965 381000 - 408817 1975 - 1980 630000 - 784999  
1965 - 1970 408818 - 519999 1980 - 1983 785000 - 875000
1970 - 1975 520000 - 629999
Buffet - Crampon
1866 - 1868 1-243 1879 - 1880 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 1909 - 1910 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 - 19971000000 - 100888Royal Crown series and Wizard student model
1998 - 1999100889 - 103244'98 Knight models & others
2000 - 2001103245 - 105202'98 & '99 Knight series
2002 - 2005105205Big Bell series & Excalibur student alto
2005 on117863Stone series Big Bell & Excalibur
Keilwerth
1925 - 1930 1 1954 23151 - 23350 1978 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
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