) website Benge serial numbers from 1973 - 1981 (sn before 10,000 is pre-1973) from the Besson factory website Besson serial numbers from the Calicchio factory website Calicchio serial numbers from the Conn factory ( from Lars Kirmser's Music Trader website Schilke serial numbers through 1977 Bach serial numbers through 1994 from Jim Donaldson's Trumpet Gearhead website Martin serial numbers and other interesting info about Martins from Eric W.Nicklas' trombone pages, at the U of Missouri website: data from Gordon Cherry, Bach, Besson, Conn, Holton, King, and Olds serial numbers Are You On The Web? Callichio (late 1950 )Holton (His Design, V-cup)Giardenelli 1,2,3, (early 1960, V-cup)Jet Tone MF (1970ies, V-cup)Jet Tone by Schilke (short time)Monette MF (V-cup)Monette MFII (Shallow Bowl)Monette MFIII (Shallow Bowl, wider rim).

In 1876 the family moved to Elkhart, Indiana, where John Henry became an employee of the early Conn Company.

During this period his employment was sporadic and he worked for other instrument manufacturers.

The society of these first ancestors was one of pack animals bound together for mutual benefit and protection under the leadership of an alpha male.

They were territorial, yet nomadic as territories became depleted. Most importantly, in the wolf, we can see a fairly unique trait they share among the species capable of vocalization that remain non-lingual they sang.

His first cornet: simply marked "Made in Austria" (probably made in Boehmen)Tonk cornet/Chicago on the riverboats.

York cornet/Grand Rapids - (from Joe Oliver); Harry B Jay Columbia cornet,trumpet leadpipe/mpc (Oliver Creole Jazz Band)Blessing Super Artist cornets Switched to Buescher 10-22R trumpet for his Hot five/seven recordings Conn 56B Selmer Challenger,ie balanced forward to Grand Prix with a #19leadpipe. If you believe this to be an error, please contact [email protected] No serial number chart for was found in the database. If you believe this to be an error, please contact [email protected] That worked, sort of, but the result was in no way superior to the Jet-Tone and it looked like crap so mostly it just sat in the case.I never played it enough to determine if the raw brass would be a problem for me or not.In 1855 he emigrated to the United States and followed his trade, first in New York by establishing the "The Martin Company" and the later part of 1865 in Chicago.