Julius Keilwerth brass serial numbers

                                     Seriennummern 15.000 - 49.999

  

                                                            Super de luxe serial number 20634

go to Keilwerth brass serial numbers 27 - 4.999

go to Keilwerth brass serial numbers 5000 - 9.999

go to Keilwerth brass serial numbers 10.000 - 15.000

On a separate page you'll find the 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 650 entries, that's maybe 2 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 15.000 - 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

             
             

15033

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

Valve Trombone

15037

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG

Valve Trombone

15057

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3 sold by Musikhaus Pauly, Viersen

 

15082

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3

 

 

15131 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3    

15253

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3

 

 

15293

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

15431

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3

 

 

15460

Toneking de Luxe

'1939'

MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3

 

 

15468 Toneking de Luxe      

15494

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

15530 Super de Luxe          
15546 Super de Luxe   MbKG  

15700

Toneking

 

 

Cornet

 

15720 Toneking bought second hand in 1974 MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3 Cornet

15763

Toneking

 

black and gold

 

 

15820 The New King bought new in 1968-1970 in Sunndalsřra, Norway black and gold  

15836

Toneking de Luxe

 

black and gold MbKG

 

15911

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

15931 Toneking de Luxe   black and gold MbKG  

16016

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

16068

Toneking

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3

sold from SA

16214

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

16402

Super de Luxe

 

MbKG

 

 

16535 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3    

16539

Toneking de Luxe

70's

MbKG, valve numbers 7, 8, 9

 

16553 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3    

16584

Toneking

 

MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3

 

16738 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG  
1679x Super de Luxe   MbKG  
16817 Super de Luxe   MbKG    

16833

Super de Luxe

'40 -50 years old in 2013'

 

 

 

16888 Super de Luxe   MbKG  

16889

Super de Luxe

 

 

 

16895 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3    

16939

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3

16948

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

17041 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3  

17044

Toneking

 

MbKG

 

 

17048

Toneking

 

MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3

17131 Toneking        
17147 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1, 2, 3   xxx  
17175 Toneking   MbKG valvenumbers 1, 2, 3    

17211

Toneking de Luxe

 

black and gold

 

 

17219

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3

 

17276

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3

 

17348 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3   xx  
17372 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3  
17384 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3  

17491

Toneking de Luxe

'~1900'

valve numbers 1, 2, 3

 

17559 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  

17585

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3 new leadpipe and triggers added

 

17602 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  

17611

Toneking de Luxe

bought 1970/71 Barth Stuttgart

Lack, nickel

ca DM 500

 

 

 

17659

Toneking

 

MbKG

 

17761

Toneking

 

MbKG

 

17805 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  

17909

Toneking

1970/71

 

Cornet

 

 

18014

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG

 

18029

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3

 

18047

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3

 

 

 

18128 Super de Luxe Wilhelm Stowasser Graz Kernstockgasse 22-24 MbKG  
182xx Superba 1 for sale from Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, 2015 H.Couf, by Keilwerth Germany bell 4.5 inches, bore .45 inches    
18221 Superba 2   H Couf Made by Keilwerth W Germany      
18242 Superba 1 sold from Michigan 2019 Made exclusively for H. Couf by Julius Keilwerth W. Germany valve numbers 1,2,3  
18251 Superba 1   Made exclusively for H. Couf by Julius Keilwerth W. Germany valve numbers 1,2,3
18254 Superba 2 for sale from Michigan 2018 Made exclusively for H. Couf by Julius Keilwerth W. Germany

18310

Hamilton

sold in 2014 from Berkley, Michigan

MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3

 

18369 Toneking de Luxe?   MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3    

18516

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3

18527 Superba 1   H. Couf by Keilwerth    

18570

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

18633 LA Séte   MbKG valve numbers 1 2,3

18712

LA Séte

mid or late 60's

MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3

18741

La Sete

 

sold in 2007 on Ebay as Keilwerth La Sete Made in Germany

 

 

 

18878

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3

 

19082 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3    

19086

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3

 

19086

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3

 

19086

Toneking 'Powerfly'

 

 

 

 

20039 Toneking 1970's MbKG valve numbers 1,2, 3  
20072 Toneking de Luxe   valve numbers 1,2,3    
20268 Toneking        

20500

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

20613

Super de Luxe

 

MbKG bicolor

 

 

 
20634 Super de Luxe   MbKG  
20731 Toneking de Luxe     Valve Trombone  

20732

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

Valve Trombone

 
20914 Toneking      
21096 De Luxe      

21100

 

 

Messing lacquered

 

 

21167

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 
21174 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
21205 Toneking de Luxe end 70', begin 80's?    
21210 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  

21289

Toneking

 

 

Cornet

 
21478 Toneking        
21739 Toneking de Luxe   MkKG, valve numbers 1,2,3    
21765 Toneking de Luxe 45 years old in 2016 MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3 Musik-Schaller Kaiserslautern  
21774 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG  
21779 Toneking de Luxe ca 40 years old in 2017 MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3  
21902 La Sete with Julius Keilwerth mouthpiece MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3  
21904 LA Seté   MbKG source: HUC ./instruments/Toneking/Keilwerth-trumpet-lasete.jpg
21982 La Sete   MbKG  
22047 Hamilton   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
22051 La Sete   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3    
22069 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3  
22090 Hamilton   MbKG  
22219 Hamilton   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3
22266 Hamilton   MbKG    
22275 Hamilton 1040 Garanteed by Grossman Music Co, Cleveland Ohio, from a store that closed in the 70's MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3  

22318

Hamilton USA 1040

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

MbKG

 
22319 Hamilton two tone, with Hamilton mouthpiece MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3  
22337 Hamilton came with a trumpet book from 1971 MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3    
22351 Toneking valve caps and bottoms adjusted, black finish added MbKG  
22466 Toneking   MbKG  

22491

Toneking

 

 

 

 
22510 Ardsley   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
22641 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3    
22643 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
22714 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG    
22756 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG Cornet  
22850 Toneking        

22870

Toneking

 

 

 

 
22943 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3    

22948

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3

 

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

 

 

 

 
23484 Super de Luxe   MbKG  
23545 Super 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  
23868 Superba 1 bought second hand in Michigan in 1978 Made exclusively for H. Couf by Julius Keilwerth W. Germany valve numbers 1,2,3
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  
24277 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  
24577 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  
24796 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3,    
24815 Toneking de Luxe   silver    

24817

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

24872

Toneking de Luxe

Ca 1970

 

 

 
24924 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3, cornet  

24961

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

25141

Toneking?

 

 

 

 
25369 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3   xx  

25405

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 
25451 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3  

25455

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3

 

25461 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3    
22576 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3  
25654 Toneking de Luxe 40-50 years old in 2018 MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3  

25680

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 
25692 Toneking de Luxe ca 1975    
25720? Toneking      
25761 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3    
25849 Toneking de Luxe 50-60 years in 2013    
25863     MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3, round valve caps/bottoms, trigger  

 

 
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  
26064 Toneking   MbKG, valve numbers 1,2,3    
26109 Toneking de luxe?        
26197 Toneking de Luxe       90
26138 Toneking de Luxe       xx  

26238

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 

26265

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

26270

Toneking de Luxe

 

 

 

 
26317 Toneking de Luxe          
27386 Toneking de Luxe        
26658 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
26711 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3    
26756 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
26762 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3
26790 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
26808 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG  
26841 Super de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3 C trumpet
26856 Super de Luxe        
26861 Toneking de Luxe?   MbKG    
26873 Super de Luxe   Julius Keilwerth W.Germany
26875 Toneking de Luxe?   Julius Keilwerth W.Germany  

26884

Toneking de Luxe

'50 yr old'

 

 

 
26950 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
26961 Toneking de Luxe     Valve Trombone    

26968

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3

Valve Trombone

 

26995

Toneking de Luxe

 

MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3

Valve Trombone

 
27291 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG  
27301 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG
27420? Toneking de Luxe   MbKG  
27529 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
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

28134 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
28347 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG  
28364 Toneking   MbKG    

28380

Toneking

Ca 1970

 

 

28542 Toneking   no MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
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  
29136 Toneking de Luxe      
29404 Toneking de Luxe   valve numbers 1, 2, 3,  

29456

Toneking

 

 

 

 
29543 Toneking   valve numbers 1, 2, 3, octagonal valve caps/bottoms  
29599 Toneking        
29620 Toneking bought  June 8th 1977 no MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
29659 Toneking   no MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3    
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, octa-gonal valve caps/bottoms  
29900 Toneking   no 'Made by Keilwerth' Germany, valve numbers 1,2,3 sandblasted    
30019 Toneking de Luxe 20-30 years old in 2018 MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
30036 Toneking de Luxe 1970 black and gold    
30046 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
30049 Toneking de Luxe   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
30121 Toneking 40-50 years old in 2013 MbKG    
30147 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1, 2, 3, octagonal valve caps/bottoms  
30159 Toneking before 1979, from Rio de Janeiro MbKG      
30162 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  
30165 Toneking        
30206 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3    

30242

Toneking

'Ca 40 years old in 2012'

 

 

 
30257 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3    

30383

Toneking

 

black and gold

 

 
30585 Toneking   Julius Keilwerth Toneking valve numbers 1,2, 3  
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

 

 

 

45413 Toneking      
45490 Toneking   no 'Made by Keilwerth Germany'
46425 Toneking   no 'Made by Keilwerth Germany'  
46435 Toneking   no 'Made by Keilwerth Germany'
46499 Toneking   no 'Made by Keilwerth Germany'    
46529 Toneking 40-50 years old in 2015   trombone
49999 Toneking   MbKG valve numbers 1,2,3  

go to Keilwerth brass serial numbers 27 - 4.999

go to Keilwerth brass serial numbers 5.000 - 9.999

go to Keilwerth brass serial numbers 10.000 - 15.000

For some instrument there is a more or less reliable date of purchase know. Based on these dates the graph below is made. Note that an instrument bought at a certain time may have waited in the shop for a considerable amount of time, sometimes several years. So drawing a line between the lower dots gives an approximation of the timeline of the production of Keilwerth brass, that is the first 30.000 Keilwerth instruments, which I believe is their own production.

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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