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No sharp bends in airway
3 mouthpipe slides- tuning, key, &H/LP (Marketed by Buescher as Multi-Pitch Tuning)
Increasing bell metal width (Marketed by Buescher as the Split-No-Tone bell)
In Slide tuning
Duplication of airway for smaller bore/shorter piston stroke
slide tuning
Removeable slide bearings
Offset inner slides
Curved and inclined braces
Strengthen valve block and eliminate braces and connections


Elkhart, IN



Buescher (b.1861-d.1937) had worked for Conn-Dupont started his own independent company in as the Buescher Manufacturing Co. in 1894.

  • 1894 - After working for Conn-Dupont, Buescher left to start his own independent company in as the Buescher Manufacturing Co.
  • 1904 - Buescher changed the name to Buescher Band Instrument Co.
  • 1916 - Buescher sold the company, though he remained as manager and engineer to a group of businessmen including Andrew Beardsley. Buescher remained as president until 1919, when he became vice president (manager and engineer) and Beardsley became president.
  • 1924 - The Elkhart Band Instrument Company1 was started by Buescher President Andrew Beardsley. Elkhart Band Instrument Company made saxophones instruments between 1924 and 1928, and in 1928 started making brass instruments including trumpets, cornets, valve and slide trombones, ballad horns, alto horns baritones and basses aimed at the student market
  • 1928 - Beardsley died and the Buescher Co. merged with the Elkhart Band Instrument Co. Some sources say 19262. Buescher then used Elkhart Band Inst as a trademark. Elkhart used Bandmaster, Tempo and Windsor (starting in 1937) as tradenames
  • 1929 - Buescher resigned. 3
  • 1932 - ART Musical Instruments was founded in 1932 by F. A. Buescher, with Harry Pedler becoming vice-president of the ART company in 1934.
  • 1937 - Buescher died
  • 1937 - After Buescher died in 1937, the Art Musical Company became Harry Pedler & Sons.

In 1963, Selmer purchased the Buescher Band Instrument Company just as it was being closed for good. Actual purchase was by the Bundy Band Instrument Company, a subsidiary of H. & A. Selmer, Inc. The Buescher name and most of the lines were perpetuated by Selmer. Selmer also used the Buescher name on some horns made by Boosey and Hawkes.

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