Julius Keilwerth brass serial numbers

                                     Seriennummern 20000 - 335350

          

  

                                                            Toneking de Luxe, black and gold lackered

go to Keilwerth brass serial numbers 29 - 20000

On a separate page you'll find general information about the history of Keilwerth brass instruments  

There are serial number lists of Keilwerth saxophones around but there was no such thing for their brass instruments. Below you'll find a list of instruments and numbers that were traded through Ebay, Quoka and such, with information added from sites like Trompetenforum.de (where Brigantiumjazz triggered me to make this list), Trumpetherald.com, Trumpetmaster.com, Horn-u-copia and the Yorkmaster public pictures at Yahoo. There seems to be no relation whatsoever between the serial numbers of Keilwerth saxophones and their brass instrument serials numbers.

The serial number list of brass instruments with more than 500 entries, that's maybe 1 percent of Keilwerth brass production, shows a fairly continuous serie up to number 30654, with a few examples of every 1000. Then, after a few incidental Tonekings, new models show up, like the 2000 and 3000 series and the Student. The jump, first to the 100.xxx range, with mostly 'Student' instruments and then to the 200.xxx range with the 'De Luxe 2000' and 'Super de Luxe 2000' models could originate in other makers providing the instruments, as stated above. Here the gaps between the numbers are much larger. That's probably because they are part of a serial number list that includes the makers 'own' instruments as well as other stencils. And maybe also because these are newer and still with their original owners, so they down't show up on Ebay and other sites? Then there are incidental examples of the Modell AT and SX of which we don't know a number. La Sete and Hamilton instruments are integrated in this list, although they're not all made by Keilwerth, the La Sete instruments in the 15x.xxx range obviously come from Elkhart, Indiana.

For additions and corrections: please contact me. Information about the year an (your) instrument was acquired is very helpful.

 

Julius Keilwerth serial numbers for brass instruments 20.000 - 335.350

(trumpet, trombone, cornet, flugelhorn)

 

serial number

type, model

year

(as stated by owner or seller)

remarks, engravings

(MbKG= Made by Keilwerth Germany)

instrument

(other than trumpet)

thumbnail picture

engravings picture

             
20268 Toneking        

20500

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

20613

Super de Luxe

 

MbKG bicolor

 

 

 
20634 Toneking Super de Luxe   MbKG  
20731 Toneking de Luxe     Valve Trombone  

20732

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

Valve Trombone

 
20914 Toneking      

21100

 

 

Messing lacquered

 

 

21167

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 
21205 Toneking de Luxe end 70', begin 80's?    

21289

Toneking

 

 

Cornet

 
21765 Toneking de Luxe 45 years old in 2016 MbKG valve numbers 1.2.3 Musik-Schaller Kaiserslautern  
21902 La Sete with Julius Keilwerth mouthpiece MbKG, valve numbers 1.2.3  
21904 La Sete   MbKG source: HUC ./instruments/Toneking/Keilwerth-trumpet-lasete.jpg
21982 La Sete   MbKG  
22069 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3  
22090 Hamilton   MbKG  
22219 Hamilton   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3

22318

Hamilton USA 1040

Purchased from Grossman Music Co. in the early 1960’s

MbKG

 
22466 Toneking   MbKG  

22491

Toneking

 

 

 

 
22714 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG    
22850 Toneking        

22870

Toneking

 

 

 

 
23001 Toneking de Luxe          
23157 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3  
23207 Toneking de luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3  

23240

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3

 

 
23300 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3    

23479

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 
23564 Super de Luxe   MbKG  
23661 Toneking   Made by Keilwerth no valve numbers
23664 Toneking      
23484 Super de Luxe   MbKG, no valve numbers  
24054       Valve Trombone    
24065 Toneking de Luxe 70's?   Valve Trombone  

24082

 

Toneking de Luxe        
24187 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3    
24212 Toneking        
24245 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3  
24278 Toneking more than 40 years in 2015    
24424 Toneking 1973      
24474 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3
24552 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3  

24584

Toneking de Luxe

Ca 1968

 

 

 

24688

Toneking de Luxe

End of the 60’s

bicolor

 

 

24770

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 
24787 Toneking de Luxe ca 1970-1975 silver  
24815 Toneking de Luxe   silver    

24817

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

24872

Toneking de Luxe

Ca 1970

 

 

 

24961

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

25141

Toneking?

 

 

 

 

25405

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

25455

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3

 

25680

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 
25692 Toneking de Luxe ca 1975    
25720? Toneking      
25849 Toneking de Luxe 50-60 years in 2013    
25883 Toneking de Luxe?   Julius Keilwerth W. Germany valve numbers 1, 2, 3, round valve caps/bottoms  Volksbank Warstein
25924 Toneking de Luxe          
25926 Toneking de Luxe        
25943 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3  
25949 Toneking de Luxe 60's or 70's    
25980 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3 valve trombone
26047 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3  
26109 Toneking de luxe?        
26197 Toneking de Luxe      

26238

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

26265

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

26270

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 
26317 Toneking de Luxe          
26756 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3  
26762 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3
26861 Toneking de Luxe?   MbKG    

26884

Toneking de Luxe

'50 yr old'

 

 

 
26961 Toneking de Luxe     Valve Trombone    

26968

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3

Valve Trombone

 
27291 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG  
27301 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG
27621 Toneking de Luxe ca 30 years in 2017   Cornet  
27853 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3    

27918

 

Super de Luxe   Julius Keilwerth W.Germany  
27919 Super de Luxe '80's' Bundy H. & A. Selmer Inc case

27963

Toneking de Luxe 3000

1982-1986

ex coll. Jim Glass

Jazzophon

28380

Toneking

Ca 1970

 

 

28561 Toneking        

28890

Toneking      
28943 Toneking   valve numbers 1, 2, 3  
28959 Toneking      
29036 Toneking      
29107 Toneking de Luxe 70's? Made in Germany, bicolor  

29456

Toneking

 

 

 

 
29543 Toneking   valve numbers 1, 2, 3, octagonal valve caps/bottoms  
29699 Toneking more than ca 30 years in 2015      

29786

Toneking

 

 

 

 

29834

Toneking

 

bicolor

 

 
29844 Toneking   Julius Keilwerth W. Germany valve numbers 1, 2, 3, octagonal valve caps/bottoms  
29900 Toneking   no 'Made by Keilwerth' Germany, valve numbers 1,2,3 sandblasted    
30121 Toneking 40-50 years old in 2013 MbKG    
30159 Toneking before 1979, from Rio de Janeiro MbKG      
30162 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
30165 Toneking        

30242

Toneking

'Ca 40 years old in 2012'

 

 

 

30383

Toneking

 

black and gold

 

 
30645? Toneking   Julius Keilwerth Toneking valve numbers 1,2,3    
30658 Toneking late 70's/ early 80's Julius Keilwerth W. Germany, valve numbers 1,2,3  
             
43577 Toneking de Luxe        
44xxx Toneking   silver  

44902

Toneking

 

 

 

45490 Toneking   no 'Made by Keilwerth Germany'
46425 Toneking   no 'Made by Keilwerth Germany'  
46529 Toneking 40-50 years old in 2015   trombone
49999 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
77539 Julius Keilwerth 1978 "ESPECIALLY MADE FOR JOHN ARTHY BY Julius Keilwerth NAUHEIM 20.1.1978" might be Böhm & Meinl stencil sousaphone  
158170 La Sete de Luxe   Elkhart Ind  
159342 La Sete de Luxe   Elkhart Ind  
181321 Toneking de Luxe 2000  

 

Julius Keilwerth W.Germany Cornet
2xxxxx Toneking Super de Luxe 2000   Julius Keilwerth W.Germany Valve trombone in Bb  
206087 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000     ValveTrombone in C  
217254 Julius Keilwerth     Trombone
223420 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000 (Blessing B-170 ?) Julius Keilwerth W.Germany Valve/slidetrombone
224135 Toneking de Luxe 2000        
227291 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000 (Blessing:1975) Julius Keilwerth W.Germany Valve Trombone
229439 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000     Flugel  
229472 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000   Julius Keilwerth Flugel  

232325

Toneking de Luxe 2000

'more than 40 years old in 2015'

 

 

 
232543 Toneking de Luxe 2000 'ca 50 years old in 2015'      

235875

 

Toneking Super de Luxe 2000   Julius Keilwerth W.Germany Valve trombone
239356 Super de Luxe 2000   Julius Keilwerth W.Germany Trombone
239640 Toneking de luxe 2000  

 

     

240409

Super de Luxe 2000

 

 

Flugelhorn

 
240976 Toneking de Luxe 2000 (Blessing:1976) Julius Keilwerth W.Germany Trombone
240982 Toneking de Luxe 2000 bought mid 90's   Trombone
241263 Toneking de Luxe 2000 bought in mid 70's  
241519 Toneking de Luxe 2000 ca. 1970 Julius Keilwerth W.Germany
241655 De Luxe 2000 bought on May 12th, 1977    

245929

Toneking de Luxe 2000

 

 

 

 
245898 Toneking de Luxe 2000 'ca 30 years old in 2014' Julius Keilwerth W.Germany    
247066 Toneking de Luxe 2000 'ca 30 years old in 2014' Julius Keilwerth W.Germany
248270 Super de Luxe 2000 after 1970-73, before 1989(Blessing:1977) Julius Keilwerth W.Germany,  valve numbers 1, 2, 3
252855 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000 late 70's or early 80's Julius Keilwerth W.Germany C Trompete
256032 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000     Valve trombone  
264000 Toneking de Luxe 2000   Julius Keilwerth W.Germany    
266616 Toneking de Luxe 2000   Julius Keilwerth W.Germany
267310 Toneking de Luxe 2000   Julius Keilwerth W.Germany  
275902 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000   Julius Keilwerth W.Germany
279608 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000 'begin to mid70's'    
283476? Julius Keilwerth (Blessing:1980)   Flugelhorn

292732

Toneking Super de Luxe 2000

 

 

C trumpet

 

296216

Toneking De Luxe 2000

197?/1980

lack

 

 

 

297650

Toneking Super de Luxe 2000

 

 

 

306856

Toneking de Luxe 3000

1982-1986

from Dallas site

Jazzophon

307869 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000     valve trombone  

312298

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

312600

Toneking de Luxe 3000

before 1985

Bad Säckingen

Jazzophon

 

 
317519 Toneking Super de Luxe 2000 ca 30 years old in 2014   Trombone with F attachment  
318312 Julius Keilwerth Modell XS 11-1-90 auf Garantie Urkunde   two bells

335308

Julius Keilwerth

 

 

 

335350 Julius Keilwerth Toneking Exclusive      
96101 Toneking      
99200 Toneking   447 on middle valve

99280

Toneking

 

 

 

108267 Julius Keilwerth Student      

112748

 

Julius Keilwerth Student   Q334  

112902

Toneking

 

 

 

 

112927

 

Toneking   J.Mollenhauer & Sohne Fulda  
113336 Toneking    

113353

Toneking

 

 

 

 
121551 Toneking de Luxe        

 I 122742

Julius Keilwerth    Student

 

 Q 341

 

 

123399

Toneking

 

 

 

 
125722 Julius Keilwerth Student bought on Dec. 12th, 1989   Trombone
Q314 Julius Keilwerth Student      
Q317 Julius Keilwerth Student      

 

Julius Keilwerth Student

 

Sold in Kiev

 

  Julius Keilwerth Student   Sold in the Netherlands  
29 Student   nr 29 near the connection Trombone

 

Student

 

 

Trombone

 
X517 Student    
885 Student   9091C on the bell  
R1148 Student      
D 165? Student    
T162 Julius Keilwerth Modell AT      

 

Julius Keilwerth Modell AT

ca 1985

 

 

 

Julius Keilwerth Modell SX

 ca 1988?

 

Trombone

  Keilwerth Modell ST     Trombone    

 

Toneking Super de Luxe

 

 

Slide/valve Trombone

go to Keilwerth brass serial numbers 29 - 20.000

Indications about year of production are from sellers and most of the time not very reliable. But they give an overall idea regarding the distribution of serial numbers over time. The ones in bold are pretty accurate. Note that an instrument bought at a certain time may have waited in the shop for a considerable amount of time. Below a rough graphic representation of the dates that sellers gave as the estimated year of production. I left out the evident outliers and have only taken into account the first 30.000 Keilwerth instruments.

year

serial number

If you note any discrepancies, or have additional information concerning the Keilwerth history and Keilwerth brass instruments, please contact me.

Additionally, I would be grateful to anyone who owns a Keilwerth brass instrument not listed to contact me with the name, type and serial number (etc.). It would be nice to build the list also using other horns than those that are being sold.

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Sources

bassic-sax.info/version5/vintage-saxes/european-made-saxes/julius-keilwerth/jk-nauheim

www.trompetenforum.de

www.trumpetherald.com

www.trumpetmaster.com

www.dallasmusic.org/jkbrass/

www.horn-u-copia.net

saxwelt.de/index.php/geschichte/keilwerth

www.ebay.de  www.ebay.com etc.

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