H. & A. SELMER

Trumpets:

Serial Number

Year Manufactured

251

1931

265

1932

571

1933

785

1934

1177

1935

1459

1936

1633

1937

1979

1938

2472

1939

3146

1940

3350

1941

3380

1942

3939

1943

4160

1944

4308

1945

4700

1946

5409

1947

6441

1948

7477

1949

8521

1950

9641

1951

10569

1952

12200

1953

13600

1954

15000

1955

16990

1956

18402

1957

19839

1958

21223

1959

23038

1960

Clarinets:

Serial Number

Year Manufactured

L Series:

L1000

12/1/31

L2100

1932

L3250

1933

L4300

1934

L5500

1935

L6600

1936

L7750

1937

L8800

1938

L9900

1939

M Series:

M1000

2/1/39

M2400

1940

M3400

1944 (during)

M6000

1945 (during)

M8000

1946 (during)

N Series:

N100

10/1/46

N1000

2/1/47

N2800

1948

N4900

1949

N6600

1950

N8100

1951

P Series:

P1200

1952

P4200

1953

P7400

1954

Q Series:

Q1100

1955

Q4350

1956

Q7290

1957

R Series:

R1200

1958

R6100

1959

S Series:

S1150

1960

S4160

1961

S7390

1962

T Series:

T1400

1963

T5800

1964

U Series:

U1100

1965

U5700

1966

V Series:

V1000

1967

V4800

1968

V7900

1969

W Series:

W1700

1970

W5900

1971

X Series:

X1500

1972

X6400

1973

Y Series:

Y1200

1974

Y6300

1975

Z Series:

Z1100

1976

Z5200

1977

Saxophones:

Serial Number

Year Manufactured

Selmer Baritone Saxophone #969

4/1/27

Selmer C Melody #4000

4/1/27

Selmer Alto #4300

9/1/27

Selmer Soprano #5000

4/1/27

6,000 - Alto

11/1/27

7,000 - Alto

4/1/28

8,000 - Alto

12/1/28

9,000 - Baritone

11/2/28

9,000 - Soprano

9/25/28

10,000

6/12/29

11,000

10/8/29

12,000

2/28/30

13,000

9/1/30

"CIGAR CUTTER"

14,000

4/1/31

15,000

10/1/31

16,000

4/7/31

17,000

11/15/32

18,000

7/15/33

19,000

4/1/34

20,000

3/27/35

21,000

11/15/35

"BALANCED ACTION"

22,000

4/10/36

23,000

12/18/36

24,000

5/1/37

25,000

1/27/38

26,000

10/10/38

27,000

5/15/39

28,000

9/8/39

29,000

12/15/39

30,000

10/15/40

33,000

6/1/47

34,000

10/6/47

"SUPER BALANCED ACTION"

35,000

1/30/48

36,000

11/1/48

37,000

11/8/49

38,000

4/30/49

39,000

11/25/49

40,000

5/11/50

41,000

6/20/50

42,000

12/5/50

43,000

5/15/51

44,000

11/9/51

45,000

8/29/51

"LOW A BARI SAX"

46,000

3/1/52

47,000

7/7/52

48,000

8/28/52

49,000

12/9/52

50,000

7/24/53

51,000

11/23/53

52,000

2/10/54

53,000

4/1/54

54,000

7/30/54

55,000

10/1/54

56,000

11/11/54

"MARK VI"

57,000

1/7/55

58,000

4/27/55

59,000

8/1/55

60,000

10/21/55

61,000

12/19/55

62,000

2/25/56

63,000

5/22/56

64,000

9/20/56

65,000

11/1/56

66,000

2/21/57

67,000

4/8/57

68,000

6/20/57

69,000

10/9/57

70,000

12/3/57

71,000

2/11/58

72,000

4/10/58

73,000

6/24/58

74,000

8/20/58

75,000

11/3/58

76,000

2/1/59

77,000

5/1/59

78,000

7/1/59

79,000

9/1/59

80,000

11/1/59

81,000

1/25/60

82,000

2/10/60

83,000

3/1/60

84,000

4/10/60

85,000

5/5/60

86,000

6/28/60

87,000

7/10/60

88,000

8/1/60

89,000

10/5/60

90,000

3/16/61

91,000

4/10/61

92,000

7/20/61

93,000

11/1/61

94,000

1/2/62

95,000

2/1/62

96,000

3/2/62

97,000

4/1/62

98,000

5/1/62

99,000

6/10/62

100,000

7/14/62

101,000

10/25/62

102,000

11/18/62

103,000

1/1/63

104,000

3/1/63

105,000

4/1/63

106,000

7/1/63

107,000

9/10/63

108,000

10/15/63

109,000

11/1/63

110,000

1/2/64

111,000

2/10/64

112,000

4/1/64

113,000

5/1/64

114,000

6/1/64

115,000

8/1/64

116,000

9/28/64

117,000

10/15/644

118,000

11/17/64

119,000

12/15/64

120,000

4/23/65

129,000

1/2/66

137,000

1/2/67

149,000

1/2/68

160,000

1/2/69

171,000

1/2/70

182,000

1/2/71

192,000

1/2/72

204,000

1/2/73

218,000

1/2/74

231,000

1/2/75

"MARK VII"

243,000

1/2/76

256,000

1/2/77

272,000

1/2/78

282,000

1/2/79

300,000

1/2/80

327,300

1981

"SUPER ACTION 80"

340,200

1982

353,300

1983

366,400

1984

378,800

1985

391,000

1986

"SUPER ACTION 80 SERIES II"

406,000

1987

Important Dates:
1924 - Modele' 1924 Serial No. 957 shown in folder
1924 (late) - Modele' 22 Serial No. 980 known to exist
1930 - New "Large Bore" models
1931 - First Super Models manufactured; often referred to as "Cigar Cutter"
1935 - Balanced Action model
1947 - late 1954 - Super Action Saxophone
1951 (late) - First Low A Baritone Saxophone
1954 - Mark VI
1975 - Mark VII
1981 - Super Action 80
1986 - Super Action 80, Series II

The first Selmer clarinets were made in 1890. By 1900 Selmer was also manufacturing Alto Clarinets, Bass Clarinets, Flutes, Oboes, and English Horns. In 1904 Henri joined with his brother Alexandre to form H. & A. Selmer. Alexandre was an accomplished clarinetist and was able to help Henri while a clarinetist with the Boston Symphony. Henri died in 1941; Alexandre in 1951. At about 1918, George Bundy retained the rights to American distribution.
While Selmer manufactured Mark VII Alto and Tenor saxes they continued to make Mark VI Soprano and Bari saxes for some time.

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