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« on: Jan 09, 2018, 11:05PM »

I've recently acquired a conn trombone and was trying to figure out the year it was made. I've attached a picture of the engraving and the serial number is 907346 on the bell receiver. Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:00AM »

Looks like a post-1990 horn. The serial number you gave doesn't match with the numbers from the site, unless you've got some sort of prefix you didn't mention, like 52-xxxxxx: https://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/about/support/serial-numbers/conn

The serial you gave on its own would suggest its from 1961-2, but the engraving is UMI style, which is much later.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2018, 08:13AM »

That's where my confusion has come.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 10, 2018, 08:55AM »

It's a modern horn. Conn's serial numbers from the 90's started over with numbers that had been used before, often with a space between two of the numbers. Also, you said the serial number was on the bell receiver - that's not how the older Conns were marked. The serial numbers were only on the slides on any of the older Elkhart horns that I have owned.

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« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2018, 06:09AM »

I own 2 older Conns. Both have their serial numbers on the slide. The model numbers are on the bell slide receivers. The newer of the 2 (my 100H) has a 6-digit number starting with 41, meaning that the horn was made in 1991. My Vocabell has the model number (44H) on both the slide (above the serial number) and the bell.
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