Trumpet/york corenett

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This corenett has York Rapid  City Michigan USA. can't find a serial number but it has patient applied for 103851. Can you find out age. Our family lived in Grand Rapid Michigan 100 years ago.

Answer
Actually, that IS the serial number. A patent number is not assigned until the patent is approved.

1931 is the manufacture year, according to this list:

http://www.horn-u-copia.net/serial/Yorklist.html

There is some uncertainty of information with York instruments, but your cornet was a professional-quality instrument when it was made.  

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Thomas Krueger

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I can answer your questions about Buescher trumpets and cornets. I have been playing Buescher for 35 years and collecting for 7.

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I first started playing my grandfather's Buescher 400 trumpet in 1975. Since then I have done a lot of research, including original catalogs and advertisements that I own, correspondence with other Buescher owners, and obtaining my own Buescher collection, including six trumpets and three cornets.

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