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Bach Trumpet Mouthpieces - A Textual History

A quick overview of Bach mouthpieces from an correspondence from Tedd Waggoner.

"All of the early mouthpiece samples of the Bach mouthpiece production....i.e. 85th St. location, E.41st St. location, and the Bronx have a (.) after Corp.

Sometime during the Mt. Vernon years (1953-1963) he started leaving the (.) off. It simply said "Vincent Bach Corp"  Sometime after Selmer bought the Bach Company, (after 1963) they started putting the (.) back on.

In the early 1990's (I think around 1993 or 94) we started manufacturing the mpc's sans the word "Corp.". The reason was there was no longer a Vincent Bach Corporation since it had long been swallowed up by the Selmer/Magnavox/North American Phillips/Integrated Resources/ Kirkland-Messina deals."

Bach Trumpet Mouthpieces -A Visual History


One of the earliest Bach mouthpieces
from eBay.  Location/Address is in correct timeframe (click here)


Visual Comparison of Early Bach Mouthpieces
(left is earliest known design style.  Very Similar to original pieces at Conn Selmer)

"VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK"

circa early 1920s

(front)

 
"VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK"


circa early 1920's

(full)

"VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK"

cornet
model 7
circa early 1920's

(front)

"VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK"

cornet
model 7
circa early 1920's

(rear)

 
"VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK"

cornet
model 8
circa early 1920's
"MADE BY V BACH - LEWIN."


circa early 1920's

model 111 1/2
circa early 1920's

(front)

"MADE BY V BACH - LEWIN."


circa early 1920's

model 111 1/2
circa early 1920's

(rear)

 
"VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK"

cornet
model "star"
circa early 1920's

(front)

 
"VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK"

cornet
model "star"
circa early 1920's

(front)

 
"VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK"

cornet
model "star"
circa early 1920's

(rear)

 
"V BACH, CORP."

cornet
model 17c2

date?

(front)

 
"V BACH, CORP."

cornet
model 17c2

date?

(rear)

"FRANK HOLTON
ELKHORN, WI
BACH"

date?
prior to Bach?

(rear)

 

"FRANK HOLTON
ELKHORN, WI
BACH"

date?
prior to Bach?

(front)

"VINCENT BACH CORP"  (no period)
circa 1930's

Note Serif Font

"VINCENT BACH CORP NEW YORK"  (period)
circa 1930's

Note Serif Font

 

"VINCENT BACH CORP NEW YORK"  (period)
circa 1930's

Note MP model Size

"VINCENT BACH CORP MT VERNON N Y"
pre 1965
"VINCENT BACH CORP"  (no period)
1965-1969
"VINCENT BACH CORP."  With period that is
deep and far from "P". 
1970s
"VINCENT BACH CORP." With shallow period
near "P". 
1980s-early 1990s
"VINCENT BACH"
(no CORP.)
1994-1996
"VINCENT BACH" 
Large letters. 
1997-2003
"VINCENT BACH"
Small letters, no "CORP", but with new "font". 
2004-present

 

Sources:

  C. Dankler; Early Bach Mouthpiece Images

  J. Jobe - Mt.Vernon Mouthpiece Image

Used with permission from TrumpetJunkie.com

 

   


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