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Created: April 30, 2009

Frank Holton Co. Saxophones - Serial Number Chart

Holton

Researched by Felix Jungschlaeger

Chicago 1917 - March 1918
Elkhorn April 1918 - 1932

Serial # range  Years Notes
1 700 1917 "In 1917, Holton had completed tooling for a complete line of saxophones, in order to meet with the saxophone craze that was just beginning“. Spatula front F, later discontinuing this feature.
701 2170 1918 "His factory, though, was at capacity and needed to grow. ... Holton .. set up new factory in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. ... .“ Highest Chicago made SN: #1200
2170 4302 1919
4303 6460 1920 " ..., the first profits for the Wisconsin based company showed themselves in 1920.“
6461 9320 1921
9321 12336 1922 Floral design engraving; C soprano SN #10779, keyed to high F
12337 15482 1923 C soprano SN #14020, keyed to high Eb
15483 18690 1924 First C melody with patented C-vent key SN #16251; C soprano SN 18319 shipped out 11-18-1924. Significant reference!
18691 23386 1925 First C melody 'Rudy Wiedoeft model‘ ; e.g. SN #20058; reintroducing spatula front F
23387 27788 1926 'Rudy Wiedoeft‘ C melody SN #26648 (Highest number seen on R.W. c melody)
27789 30981 1927 'Revelation‘ alto SN # 28199; order slip dated 2-26-1927
3098233895 1928Holton purchased the LaPorte factory from Lyon&Healy April 1928; First LaPorte made Collegiate I by Holton: tenor SN #31802; general introduction of the ‚Rudy Wiedoeft model‘, e.g. SN #32938
33896366541929 LaPorte factory closed; machinery referred to Elkhorn.
36655 385761930 'Beaufort American‘, a common trademark with C.G.Conn (Collegiate I)‚ 'Rudy Wiedoeft‘ model engraving disappeared, e.g. tenor SN #38524
3857740250 1931 'Professional‘ model, e.g. SN #39603; Highest SN found on R.W.model (lacking banner engraving) #40187
111099 113899 1932 The Holton serial number chart (© Gordon Cherry) based on original records includes the saxophone from 1932 on.
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