This list is intended to be used only with brass instruments as it appears that a separate sequence was used for woodwinds. Like most serial number lists, this is a constructed table. And, although, statistical measures have been used to supply as accurate a table as we are able, it is still constructed mathematically, and though various resources have been used to further accuracy, sources have not been exhaustive, so some error is likely. If you note any discrepancies, or have additional information concerning this company, please contact us here at Horn-u-copia.
Cavalier was a sub- brand for Pan American, used primarily as a method of supplying instruments by separate marketing and distribution. Cavalier was instituted in 1931, and used its own separate serial number list. Horn-u-copia is in the process of developing a tentative serial number list for Cavalier that we plan to include on this page. If you have examples of Cavalier instruments and would like to help with this project, please contact us.
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In 1917, Conn began the American First line as its first entry in the student market. American First was registered in 1918.
In November 1919, was Pan American incorporated and a factory built. The use of a prefix "P" was started around this time, and was used for approximately 10 years. The "P" prefix has no impact on the serial count, and can be ignored other than as a indication that the instrument was built in or near the 1920s.
In 1955, Pan American serials were synced with Conn Serials starting at 500001.
Table developed by Kevin McKnight