Detail List for Frank Instruments

William Frank Company – Brass/Saxophones
Chicago Plant


1909-1927, Wm Frank Co. held the primary contract for supplying the US Army Bands

Early Sequence

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(Cornet, Trombone) 1916 National Wm Frank Co Chicago, seen in Fillmore 1916 catalog
Bugle 1 1927 Single-valve [G-D] Wm Frank Co Chicago
Bugle 34 Single-valve [G-D]
Cornet 720 1928
Trumpet 878   Excelsior Chicago
Mellophone 922 1910-1938 Excelsor
Saxophone Martin SN – 188255“Classic”
Trombone 1154 Made By Wm Frank So, Chicago, Ill USA
Baritone 1468 Excelsior, Chicago
Trumpet 1567
Trumpet 1672 1910-1938 The Classic
Fluglehorn 1822 Excelsior, Chicago
Trombone 2010   Excelsior Chicago
Trumpet 2322 New Era, Chicago
Trumpet 2366 1929 “Excelsior”
Trumpet 2438 Intruscala
Trumpet 2500 American Prep
Eb Tuba 2520 1910-1938  
Trumpet 2560 [1942]?? “Excelsior”
Tenor Trombone 2684 1910-1938 H/LP
Trumpet 2849 “Utona De Luxe”
Sousaphone 2942 Excelsior, Chicago
Cornet 3273   Artist Paramount
Trumpet 3511   Frank
Mellophone 3570   Paramount
Trumpet 3692 1930 “Excelsior”
Clarinet metal USA
Trombone 4101 1931 “American Prep”
Cornet 4138 Bel Canto, Chicago
Cornet 4145 1910-1938 Excelsior, Z mouthpipe
Trumpet 4291 1910-1938
Cornet 4359 1910-1938 post-valve-block loop Bb/A
Trumpet 4521 Classic
Trumpet 4537 1910-1938 Paramount/Model
Altoium 4618 Tempetone Bell Forward
Trumpet 4672 Parmount Model, Chicago
Trumpet 4811 1910-1938
Trombone 4840 Tempertone
Trumpet 4875 Intruscala
Cornet 4880
Eb Sousaphone 4941 [Raincatcher]
Saxophone tenor “Paramount Artist”
Cornet 5125   American Prep, Chicago
Trumpet 5141 1910-1938 Paramount/Model
Trombone 5148 Paramount Model, Chicago
Cornet 5173 1932 “New Era”
Trombone 5371 Excelsior
Cornet 5183 1910-1938 Holton NP wrap,New Era Bb/A
Cornet 5281 American Prep, Chicago
Trumpet 5312 Intruscala, Chicago
Cornet 5403 1910-1938 post-valve-block loop, Intrascala Bb/A
Trombone 5467 1910-1938 Made In Chicago, American Prep Jr
Trumpet 5501 1910-1938 Bel Canto Bb
Eb Mellophone 5675 “Paramount Artist”
Trumpet 5677 “The Classic”
Trumpet 5720 1910-1938 For/Dorn & Kirschner/Newark NJ m The Classic Bb, 1r+3p
Trumpet 5762 1910-1938 Chicago , New Era Bb/A
Saxophone 57xx [Martin stencil] “Utona De Luxe”
Sousaphone “Utona De Luxe”
Cornet 5798 1933 “Intruscala”
Trumpet 5874 1910-1938 Intrascala Bb
Trumpet 5874   Frank Intruscala
Trumpet 6066   excelsior chicago
Trombone 6110 “American Prep”
Trumpet 6187 1910-1938 Chicago , New Era Bb/A
Trumpet 6382 1910-1938 The Classic Bb
Trombone 6466 Tempertone, Chicago Octagon counterweight
Cornet 6531 1910-1938 Holton NP wrap, New Era Bb/A
Trumpet 6540 1934 [1950]???“Tempertone”
Cornet 6594 1910-1938 Holton NP wrap, Paramount/Artist Bb
Euphonium 7557 1935 [Pre-1938]“Classic”
Trumpet 7709 1910-1938 Chicago
Trumpet 7718 1910-1938 no 3rd valve slide adjustment, Paramount/Model
Trumpet 7880 1910-1938
Cornet 8080 Excelsior Chicago
Cornet 8149 Custom Made by Wm Frank Co Chicago
Trumpet 8343 1910-1938 Excelsior
Eb Sousaphone 8495 1910-1938 The Classic
Cornet 8518 Tempertone
Cornet 8525 Tempertone
Euphoinium 8740 Paramount Artist
Cornet 8989 1910-1938 Wide on valves, 1st saddle, no 3rd ring, Tempertone
Trumpet 9646   Frank Classic Model Chicago
Trumpet 9706 1910-1938 The Classic Bb
Trumpet 9976 1910-1938 American Prep
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Five Digit Sequence

Cornet 10046 “National”
Trombone 10073 1945 “National”
Trumpet 10016   Frank
Trumpet 10111   Frank Chicago ?1926?
Cornet 10144   Frank
Cornet 10895 1910-1938 shep crook
Trumpet 10949 1950s?
Trumpet 11046 Frank Chicago
Trumpet 111xx Biltmore
Cornet 11181 1910-1938 shep crook, not working
Trumpet 11195 1910-1938
Cornet 11320 1910-1938 shep crook, Artist Model
Trumpet 11362
Cornet 11466 1910-1938
Trumpet 11518 Chicago
Trumpet 11527 1910-1938
Cornet 11879
Trumpet 11892 1910-1938 lake scene in engraving, Artist Model
Trumpet 11892 [post-1945] Artist, Wide on Valves
Trumpet 11900 1910-1938 Artist Model
Trumpet 12xxx “Artist”
Cornet 12037 1910-1938 shep crook, lake scene on bell, Artist Model
Trumpet 12223 1943
Trumpet 12307 1940's Chicago
Cornet 12402 Barrington
Trumpet 12415 1940's Artist Model
Euphonium 12573 [after 1945]
Trumpet 12601   Frank
Trumpet 12625   Frank Chicago
Trumpet 12876 1910-1938
Trumpet 12955   Frank Chicago
Trumpet 13064 1940's
Trumpet 13263 1945  
Cornet 13347 [1945+?] Barrington, Illinois Plant
Trumpet 13900   Frank Classic Model Chicago .465 bore
Trumpet 13658 1910-1938  
Trumpet 13731 1947 !?
Trumpet 14416 1910-1938  
Trumpet 14437?   Frank Classic Model
Trumpet 14456 1945-1955 Classic Model
Trumpet 14713 1910-1938
Trumpet 14xxx Frank Chicago
Cornet 14798 Frank Chicago
Cornet 14872   Frank
Trumpet 14901 1910-1938 no 3rd valve slide
Cornet 14909   Frank
Trumpet 14930 1945 Barrington, Ill, Barrington
Cornet 14948 Barrington, Ill
Cornet 14990 1910-1938 Barrington, Ill
Trumpet 15012 1910-1938
Trumpet 15086 1910-1938
Trombone 17xxx 1945 American Prep Wm Frank Co Barrington



Six Digit Sequence

Cornet 100999 “American Prep”
Trumpet 101680 American Prep
Trumpet 101749 American Prep
Trumpet 102279   American Prep, Chicago
Cornet 102661 American Prep
Cornet 102712   American Prep Chicago
Trumpet 102715 American Prep
Saxophone - - - 1945 [Buescher Stencil]
Cornet 103715 American Prep
Trumpet 103927 “American Prep”
Cornet 103715 Chicago, American Prep
Cornet 103736 Chicago, American Prep
Trumpet 103927 Chicago, American Prep
Trumpet 104069 Barrington, Ill, American Prep
Trumpet 106xxx American Prep
Bb Cornet 106020 Chicago, lower 3rd adj saddle, shep crook
Trumpet 106586 Barrington Ill, American Prep
Trumpet 107066 Barrington, Ill, American Prep
Trumpet 107375 Barrington, Ill (case Chicago), American Prep
Trumpet 107460 American Prep
Trumpet 108956 Barrington, Ill, American Prep
Trumpet 108291   American Prep, Barrington, Ill
Trumpet 109483 Barrington, Ill, American Prep
Cornet 110253   American Prep
Trumpet 110951   Am Prep
Cornet 111584 “Biltmore”
Cornet 111842 “Biltmore”
Cornet 111881 “Biltmore”
Bb Cornet 111918 1945 Barrington, Ill, Biltmore
Mellophone 104595   American Prep Barrington
Cornet 108080   American Prep Barrington
Cornet 176725   Biltmore
Trumpet 208956   American Prep
Trumpet 348766   Biltmore/U.S.A Bb
Trumpet 348766   Biltmore/U.S.A Bb