would like to no about my father in law who has past its a pan american number 136646 has a lot of engraving on it could you tell me how old and value and if the factory is still in arount.

Pan American was the value line of Conn instruments. That serial number implies that your trumpet was built in 1939. Value as always depends on condition but is likely a few hundred dollars for a motivated buyer.

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Thomas Krueger


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


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.

I am a technical writer with 15 years experience. I have also been playing trumpet since 1975 and collecting Buescher for the past 7 years.

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