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There are multiple sources for the Vincent Bach trombone on the internet today.  We decided to combine into a single timeline reference to better understand the instrument serial numbers vs. the status of the company. 

We're always looking for more information/corrections to include, so please email us through our contact us link in the header.  All information is copyright per the original owner/source.
Trombone
Serial Numbers
 
Serial Number Year   Year Event / News
    - 1890 Born Vincent Schrotenbach
in Vienna
    - 1916 Vincent Bach designed and handcrafted his first mouthpieces.
    - 1922 Incorporated as
Vincent Bach Corporation, Inc.
New York City
Index #: 7517
August 18, 1922
    - 1925 "Mercury" trademark filed
Filed: August 14, 1925
Registered: May 16, 1926
    - 1925 "Stradivarius" trademark filed
Filed: August 14, 1925
Registered: May 16, 1926

    - 1927 "Mercedes" trademark filed
Filed: March 21, 1927
Registered: May 31, 1927
    - 1928 1st Trombones Designed
1 1929 -  

First Trombone completed June 26, 1929

159 1930 -    
193 1932 -   Bach Model 16
200 1933 -    
400 1935 -    
  1936 -   First mention of Bass Trombone Designs
Oct. 16, 1936 - Bach Diary
10000-10999 1939 -   Bach Mercury Models
1600 1940 -    
2118 1941 -   Bach Mercedes Model
2200 1942 -    
2500 1945 -    
3056 1948 -   Bach Model 12
3450 1950 -    
4052 1952 -    
    - 1953 Moved to
Mt. Vernon, NY

50 South MacQuesten Parkway
Mt. Vernon, NY
(map)
(images)

4500 1955 -    
2722 1958 -   Bach Minerva Model
5700 1960 -    
5950 1961 -    
    - 1961 Vincent Bach Corp.
purchased by Selmer Industries
        "Vincent Bach" trademark filed
Filed: May 2, 1962
Registered: Feb. 19, 1963

        "Bach shield" trademark filed
Filed: May 2, 1962
Registered: July 30, 1963
    - 1963 Closed Mt. Vernon, NY
Factory
6900 1964 -    
70XX 1964 -    
    - 1965 Production started in
Elkhart, IN


600 Industrial Parkway
Elkhart, IN
(map)
(images)

         
8000 1965 -    
11800 1970 -    
17500 1975 -    
    - 1976 Vincent Bach Dies
25000 1977 -    
39000 1979 -    
45000 1981 -    
55000 1983 -    
65000 1985 -    
91000 1990 -    
115000 1994 -    
    - 1995 Selmer Industries buys Steinway Musical Properties
    - 1996 IPO as Steinway Musical Instruments
    - 1997 "Bach Circle" trademark filed
Filed: May 1, 1997
Registered: Oct. 13, 1998

    - 2000 Acquisition of United Musical Instruments
    - 2002 John Stoner named CEO;
Conn Selmer
    - 2003 Merger of UMI and Selmer into Conn-Selmer
        "Vincent Bach" trademark
Renewed: March 5, 2003

    - 2004 Closed Original Selmer Plant
North Main Street,
Elkhart, IN
    - 2004 John Ratzenberger's
"Made in America"

Filmed
    - 2004 "Bach shield" trademark
Renewed: Feb. 13, 2004
187000 2006 -    
646013 2007 -  
Start of the "True Bach"
Advertising Campaign
         
         
         
         
Serial Number Year   Year Event / News

 

 

 

   


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