Antique Musical Instruments/Euphomium


In cleaning out a garage, my brother-in-law came across a Pan American (Elkhart Ind) Euphonium with a serial number of 212648 stamped on the middle key. Looking at some of your information on previously answered questions, the serial numbers that low had a 'P' in front of them but this one doesn't. Does that make this one any different ? He said it was his mothers obviously years ago.....any other tidbits of information you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

That horn would date to around 1950.  Pan American was a part of the Conn company, that produced instruments for the student market.  This horn was made about 5 years before Conn discontinued the Pan American line, and simply incorporated the student horns into the Conn brand.

Sorry about that. . . The P in the serial number was simply a convention they used in the early days of Pan American.  The use of the P was discontinued in the late '20's.  

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