Boosey & Co and Boosey & Hawkes brasswind serial numbers

This list is based on a study of the surviving workshop archives of Boosey & Co and Boosey & Hawkes, now in the care of the Horniman Museum, London

These tables give the earliest serial numbers recorded for each period.

Distin & Co (period of ownership by Boosey) brasswind serial numbers

NUMBERDATE ADDED TO STOCK
100521868 June 15 (cornets)
201001868 June 15 (other brass instruments)
106161870 January (cornets)
214391870 January (other brass instruments)
NUMBERDATE GIVEN OUT
108141870 June 1 (cornets)
218551870 June 1 (other brass instruments)
110541871 January (cornets)
226351871 January (other brass instruments)
115361872 January (cornets)
241601872 January (other brass instruments)
120051873 January (cornets)
254791873 January (other brass instruments)
12611-128011874 January - April (cornets)
26571-269601874 January - April (other brass instruments)

Boosey & Co and Boosey & Hawkes brasswind serial numbers

NUMBERDATE GIVEN OUT
143451874 May (all brass instruments)
154881875 January
170811876 January
178151876 June
187451877 January
205321878 January
222461879 January
240691880 January
256541881 January
268931882 January
281971883 January
296741884 January
309741885 January
321031886 January
331561887 January
343731888 January
358861889 January
378131890 January
396321891 January
415071892 January
433931893 January
450801894 January
465721895 January
478801896 January
495391897 January
515901898 January
538931899 January
563771900 January
591981901 January
616771902 January
641791903 January
664951904 January
689781905 January
717181906 January
738141907 January
756001908 January
774231909 January
792571910 January
817231911 January
836881912 January
859961913 January
885231914 January
934151915 January
983161916 January
1006791917 January
1029901918 January
1041831919 January
1074551920 January
1111741921 January
1142011922 January
1169451923 January
1194111924 January
1219101925 January
1252851926 January
1280091927 January
1314601928 January
1342991929 January
1366851930 January
1385651931 January
1401641932 January
1418201933 January
1436431934 January
1451991935 January
1466731936 January
1488111937 January
1511401938 January
1534351939 January
1557431940 January
1577691941 January
1592901942 January
1599171943 January
1605681944 January
1614081945 January
1629431946 January
1655751947 January
1694511948 January
1722471949 January
1749031950 January
1776081951 January
1805191952 January
1828421953 January
1852011954 January
1925691955 January
2115601956 January
2392211957 January
2693451958 January
2884501959 January
3034481960 January
3198051961 January
3367631962 January
3604171963 January
3806011964 January
4008251965 January
4140641966 January
4307241967 January
4460281968 January
4647961969 January
482000
(estimate)
1970 January

Notes:


Compiled by Arnold Myers, 2003

This page updated 19.12.03