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These are most likely mid to late 1960s instruments.3) Most (if not all) Buescher trumpets that have the "ELK" logo have a separate serial number listing.They also bear the inscription "BUILT BY BUESCHER".The Valve Block on these instruments are made by Elkhart and thus have a completely different numbering system.
2) I have also noticed some of the 1960s "Side Scroller" and possibly "Top Scroller" logoed trumpets/cornets that have serial numbers in the 100,000 range.
These obviously are NOT subject to this serial number chart.
In MOST Buecher trumpets in the 1950s and earlier, you can find the serial number here as well.
Please see the Bell Logos section to see samples of each Bell Logo.
If your Buescher Trumpet/Cornet bares an engraving of an ELK on the bell, please see the note below the serial number chart.
1) Some of the modern Buescher labeled trumpets from the 1970-present that have serial numbers that do not correspond to this chart.