Wurlitzer Lyric Cornet Serial Numbers



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  • Cornet: Wurlitzer: Lyric: 2034: Engraved The Lyric MADE BY Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. Chicago Cincinnati: 532: Helicon: Pourcelle: inscribed: HENRY POURCELLE, SUPERIOR, PARIS bell 19 1/2IN Pourcelle was a trade name for the Bruno Company The Bruno Company was established in New York in 1834 In 1868, the Company used C. Bruno and Son as its name.
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The Ayars organ, a Model 190 (serial number 2070), was built by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company of North Tonawanda, New York, in 1929 for the Fox Theatre. The largest original Wurlitzer still in.

Anecdotal Information on York Band Instruments by Serial Number

List of York Instruments about which some information is known. A signature surrounded by parentheses indicates that the owner/contact did not provide an exact reading of the engraving.

Serial Number

Signature

Specifications

Comments

None

A. DeMaer/ Paris J. W. York & Son Grand Rapids, Mich. Agents

cornet

No serial number. Stamped on back of valves: 18 17 16 and,underneath the 17, it is stamped 4 / P.

1527

The York Monarch made by J.W. York and Sons, Grand Rapids, Mich.

shepherd's crook cornet

Figure of a lion appears on the bell along with the engraving. Contact's father learned to play the instrument in the 1920's.

2530

The York Monarch made by J.W York & Sons, Grand Rapids Michigan

Bb cornet

Configuration is in the style of Distin instruments.

2981

Grand Rapids Band Instrument Company

Eb tuba

Instrument is both high and low pitch according to Arne Larson. Larson's date is 1916. Serial number and characteristics of construction do not jibe with York's serial number list.

6039

A. DeMaer Paris J.W. York and Son Grand Rapids Mich. Agents

cornet

Since the signature indicates J.W. York and Son rather than Sons, this instrument could have been made prior to 1898

6276

Made by J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Michigan

valve trombone

High pitch Bb Likely not any earlier than 1902, since that was the introduction date of the valve trombone

6442

J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich

Bb cornet

Inscribed 'The York Monarch Large Bore.'

6811

(Monarch Wide Bore made by J.W. York and Sons)

Bb cornet

Instrument was used in a cornet band in Pennsylvania ca. 1903. Instrument comes with additional mouthpiece extensions , slide tubes and lyre in original case. Silver-plated brass.

6855

J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mi.

Eb tuba

Main tuning slide is very long. Originally had two slides. Original receiver was quite small. 4th valve slide tubing is on the back of the upper bow.

6900

The York Monarch Small Bore made by J.W York & Sons, Grand Rapids Michigan

Bb cornet

7000

(York)

unk

Estimated by the owner to have been made in 1892

7354

The York Monarch Large Bore made by J.W York & Sons, Grand Rapids Michigan

Bb cornet

7699

Made by J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich

cornet

'Professional' model instrument

7882

(York)

cornet

Uses design patented by Distin in 1882, which source estimates was probably not used by York until 1899

8466

USA Line Made by Grand Rapids Band Inst. Co. Grand Rapids, Mich, USA

Monster Eb tuba

Tuning slide has low pitch tubing added (stockings)

8487

Monarch Large Bore Made by J.W. York & Sons, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Bb cornet

Instrument is shepherd's crook design and has a gold tint inside the bell (gold wash or polished brass). Instrument also has a detachable lead pipe and a split water key on the main tuning slide and the 3rd valve slide.

8497

(York)

shepherds-crook cornet

Key of B-flat/A, high/low pitch, two detachable leadpipes, forked water key, extra tuning slide, left-hand (mirror-image construction, burnished silver-plated finish, gold-wash bell, presentation inscription on bell: 'Presented to G. W. Duncan by Employes of Mendocino State Hospital, Dec. 25, 1903'; York 'Weldon Model' mouthpiece, cleaning rod, original case.

9037

(York)

Eb mellophone

Bears the inscription 'Kohler and Chase-distributors for Pacific Coast

9058

(York)

shepherds-crook cornet

'Professional' model. Key of B-flat/A, high pitch, unlacquered brass.

9095

Professional made by JW York & Sons Grand Rapids, Mich

Bb cornet

Instrument comes with additional main slide and first and third valve slides. Mouthpiece is stamped 'E.B. Llewellyn Personal Model.' Square wooden case covered in black fabric with reinforced corners. Valve number and serial number are stamped on each valve inside the top cover.

10088-10711

(York)

trumpets

Cost new for these instruments was $97.69

10348

(York)

trumpet

Cost new was $40

10521

New Model Monarch made by J.W York & Sons, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bb cornet

10895

J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Michigan

cornet in Bb/A

Instrument has mouthpiece tuning bit as well as additional tuning slides. Silver-plated with gold-plated inner bell. Engraved 'Alfred Turner Nov. 27 - 05 Milwaukee, Wis.'

11373

(York)

shepherd's-crook cornet

'Professional' model. Key of B-flat/A, high pitch, burnished silver-plated finish, gold-wash bell, full-body engraving (right side only), inscribed 'Kohler and Chase, Distributors for the Pacific Coast'; mouthpiece, original case.

11413

Made By J.W. York and Son Grand Rapids, Mich.

Eb tuba

High pitch?

12076

Grand Rapids Band Instrument Company

cornet

Wizard model cornet with 2 sets of slides, both high pitch and low pitch. Contact estimates the instrument was made between 1895 and 1905

13565

York Monarch

unk.

13865

J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich

Bb cornet

'Professional' model instrument. Instrument is low pitch.

14086

J.W York and Sons Grand Rapids, Michigan

baritone

Instrument came with two unmarked, ornate mouthpieces in original case.

14685

(York)

Eb tuba

Estimated by contact to be made between 1895 and 1905. Instrument is both high pitch and low pitch.

15105

made by J.W York & Sons, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bb cornet

15603

Made by J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mi

Short model shepherd's crook cornet

Instrument has crooks in Bb and C with one removeable leadpipe, forked water key. Instrument is silver-plated with gold-plated accents on leadpipe, finger buttons, top/bottom valve caps, tuning slides, water key and inside of bell. Bore is .455. Instrument has been restored.

16088

Made by J.W. York and Son Grand Rapids, Mich.

Eb tuba

Mouthpiece is York and Sons. Arne Larson estimated date of manufacture as 1923. W-shaped tuning slide.

16947

J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich.

Bb/A cornet

'Professional' model

17320

J.W. York & Sons made in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Eb alto horn

Valves are stamped 1,2,3.

19385

Made By J.W. Yorks and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich.

Eb tuba

Date of manufacture estimated by Arne Larson at 1910. Mouthpiece is stamped York and Sons. High pitch? Similar to the York model 30 in the Oliver Ditson Guidebook #2 from the 1920s. This instrument does not have the extra doughnut of tubing for conversion.

19417

(York)

Eb tuba

Estimated by contact to be made between 1895 and 1905. Instrument is both high pitch and low pitch.

20166

J.W. York and Sons

Bb baritone

Instrument is a 3-valve upright, silver-plated. This instrument does not bear the July 12, 1910 patent date.

20348

Professional Made by J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich

cornet in Bb/A

'Speciale Style.' Bore is .465. fixed leadpipe, high/low pitch achieved with tuning slides, second leadpipe slide with mechanism for quick change to A.

20385

Made by J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich.

Eb tuba

Three-valve top action. Bell is 20 inches.

20686

J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich

Bb/A cornet

Instrument is HP/LP. Bears the inscription 'New Model Monarch'.

21397

New Model Monarch Made by J. W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich

cornet

'Monarch New Model' Bore is .465. Instrument is virutally identical to a 'Wurlitzer' cornet with which the owner is familiar. (The Wurlitzer is likely an unmarked York stencilled by the Wurlitzer company.) Instrument is identical to 20348.

21733

New Model Monarch made by J.W York & Sons, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bb cornet

23915

Made by J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich

Bb cornet

'Professional' model.

24487

Made by J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich.

cornet in C-Bb-A

Long model cornet. 'S' model. Bore is .435. Leadpipe has three slide crooks. Third slide bears Bb-A removable ladder.

24602

Made by J.W. York and Sons Grand Rapids, Mich

double-belled euphonium

Five valved instrument. #142 is stamped on fifth (selector) valve. The instrument looks like an 1895 Conn. The instrument has W shaped tuning slides.

25330

Grand Rapids Band Instrument Company. Grand Rapids, Mich

Eb tuba

25583

USA Line Grand Rapids Band Instrument Company Grand Rapids, Mich. USA

Eb tuba

High pitch? Extra tuba added to the lead pipe to convert it to low pitch.

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