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1240, 2340 and more

Here you'll find pictures of King tuba's with their serial numbers. It's about the many lives a tuba can live.

I started collecting them when I bought an old King 1240 tuba, some years ago. A wonderful instrument.

The King Bbb 1240 is the older style of the 2340 three valve tuba. 1241 and 2341 are the corresponding four valve types.

Henderson N. White started building trombones in Detroit in 1894. In 1909 he moved to Cleveland. The name 'King' came from the then well known trombonist Thomas King, who participated in the development of the new instruments.

The 1240/1241 production ceased at serial number 780899; 2340/2341 production started at serial number 780901, in June 1980. At least, that's what Conn-Selmer authorities told Dan Schulz. From 1987 to 1995, the serial numbers have a prefix: the prefix number plus 50 gives you the year of manufacture. From 1996 to 2000, '5' preceeded the serial number. From 2001 onwards the prefix was dropped. More serial numbers at Musictrader.

Early instruments have a lion's head near the serial number and are marked The King. Before 1918 the engraving read simply as 'H. N. White'. In 1918 the company was incorporated and 'Co' was added to the engraving. In September 1964 the King logo was updated to the crown that is still used today. After 1965 (from number 426000 onwards) all horns were made in Eastlake, Ohio and engraved King Musical Instruments.

  • Go to the King 1240 and 2340 pictures

  • Go to the King 1241 and 2341 pictures

  • Go to the older and other King tuba's

  • Go to the links

    If you want to see your King tuba added, please e-mail me a picture and the serial number.

    If you want to correct or comment, please e-mail me also.


    King 1240 and 2340 tuba, three valves

    13504

    16134

    44140

    48059

    59280

    67286

    78688

    78701

    91815

    91816

    91832

    96600

    126933

    132xxx 1241 with Monster Eb bell

    140180

    144710

    152446

    158305

    170303

    170572

    170876

    236867

    290xxx

    290899

    290906

    296880

    296885

    324417

    331878 1240-B

    331927

    3393xx

    339313

    347123

    347134

    355092

    355133

    362809

    363506

    363752

    367xxx

    371xxx

    373022

    373032

    373065

    3731xx

    379031

    380211

    380230

    384776

    384780

    384826

    384841

    392099

    392xxx

    400503

    400505

    400544

    4078xx

    407891

    407922

    409724

    407960 bell: 440139

    409717

    415680

    415707

    415722

    415742

    415746

    415755

    415771

    420257

    420281

    420291

    420342

    425507

    425509

    425568

    425585

    425586

    430940

    430950

    430976

    435615

    435630 bell 435640

    435625

    435659

    440130

    440140

    440146

    440169

    440193

    440194

    441156

    44140x

    443xxx

    446061

    446062

    446101

    446105

    446110

    447920

    447924

    447940

    447971

    448503

    452807

    453xxx

    453711

    453759

    458790

    458812

    458838

    458839

    458846

    458849

    458869

    466513

    466518

    46656

    466578

    466582

    466587

    469574

    469584

    469588

    472928

    477440

    477885

    477887

    477893

    477894

    477895

    477925

    477930

    477945

    4806xx

    483211

    483240

    486614

    486691

    489044

    489051

    489xxx

    4949xx

    494957

    494964

    494991

    495537

    519013

    519048

    519061

    527xxx

    527895

    527896

    527903

    527907

    5324xx

    533268

    5333xx

    533307

    567435

    585458

    585466

    600468

    613539

    623664

    623670

    623678

    623697

    634293

    652xxx

    652053

    661600

    667130

    670478

    674042

    677969

    677982

    677984

    678006

    689xxx

    709335

    709352

    714535

    716802

    718xxx 1240

    718824

    744333

    790471

    856907

    856914

    879207

    879215

    879233

    884756

    891401

    893173

    893184

    910xxx

    910043

    924291

    924277

    924281

    938039

    37 2130XX

    37 213xxx 2340

    38 250180

    40 350438

    41 392xxx

    42 409709

    5 618514

    The 4 valves: King 1241 and 2341 tuba

    72072

    120071

    150326

    202627

    241671

    274107

    274107 with modifications

    357384

    380452

    387563

    40xxxx

    400608

    400619

    414634

    414664

    414674

    421825

    421843

    425343 slides modificated

    429xxx

    436260

    436292

    443xxx

    443313

    450709

    456594

    456596

    460397

    463146

    469277

    482082

    487424

    487455

    493121

    493132

    493182

    505xxx

    505676

    531797

    5324xx

    532495

    532505

    536414

    536421

    581000

    602233

    662843

    664262

    687335

    695669

    702207

    702216

    716802

    718861

    795071

    841256 2341 SS

    859553

    877099

    892493

    9032XX 2341 2003

    909999

    923227

    937XXX

    940656

    940657

    940697

    966160

    988314 2341

    36 158534

    39 279118

    39 29072

    40 311250

    40 311254

    41 332267

    41 377803

    41 394485

    42 421428

    1 905584

    1-940668

    5 600180

    5 781399

    5 833440

    139639

    140767

    149804

    150315

    150325

    158510

    158520

    158534

    168918

    243004 2341 2009

    395609 2341 ca 2006

    Other (and older) King tuba's

    5605 Eb

    6158 Eb

    8373 Eb

    8384 Eb

    10361 Eb

    12963 1235 Eb

    13133 Eb

    13321 Monster Eb

    18037 Monster 290

    19462

    22028 Eb

    24623

    267xx Bbb

    26743

    27028 Bbb

    27078 C

    30289

    30453 Eb

    30639 2931/2

    31771 Eb

    34831 Eb

    35759

    365xx Eb

    36540 Eb

    36068 Joe Tarto Lopezophone model

    4xxxx Eb raincatcher

    40266

    50177

    51195

    57160

    57518 Bb

    57521 Eb

    57523

    57636

    59359

    59697 Eb

    61109 1235 Eb

    61317

    70994 Eb

    730xx Eb

    73256 Monster Eb

    756XX Eb

    78031 1235 Eb

    85712 Monster Bbb

    91810 Bb

    96600 1215 Bb

    96066 Eb 1235

    106589 1140

    117925

    117959 1140

    118XXX 1246? C

    134999 Eb

    136886 1140

    141815

    147414 Eb

    147730

    150365 Eb

    157201 1280 4 valve rotary

    161410 Bbb marching tuba

    161978 Eb

    162639 1140 Bb

    163320 1280 Bb Pit

    166294 Bb Pit Symphony

    166295 Pit Symphony

    166919 1280 Bb pit tuba 4v

    170310 4 valve rotary

    170315-j 1280 4 valve rotary Symphony

    170467 Eb Giant

    170572

    172475 1210 Eb

    175506 CC

    175644

    175645

    177440

    177849

    1781xx

    1781xx 1291 4 rotary valve

    178177-A 1291

    178178 1290 Monster Bb

    178184

    178186 1290 Bbb 3 rotary valve Monster

    178502 1235 Eb 4th valve added

    178512 converted to CC, Wulschner bell

    180120-J 1286 Monster Bbb

    183790 1130

    184916 1291 4 rotary valve

    195574 1120

    201852 converted Eb to CC

    212180-F Bbb Monster rotary valve

    214104-B 1291 Monster Bbb

    214107-E2 Bbb 4 rotary valve

    220xxx

    221367

    227694 EN rotary CC 4 valve 1293? bell 20"

    227694 bell cut to 16"

    232631 F rotary Monster

    241xxx 1140 Bb

    250603

    251404

    314048 1140

    314053 1140

    356749 1140

    35808 Eb

    415760

    483440 2341 C

    488747 Bb 1140

    500502

    5006XX 1135

    667956 1140

    737812

    737899 1140 Bb

    790568

    790614

    790624 1140

    790641

    854132 1140

    854135 1140

    856981

    863125 1140 Bb

    854092 1140

    856944 1140

    870193

    870196 1140

    870256 1140 Bb

    876445 1140

    888xxx 1140

    884506 1140

    888709 1140

    888742 Bb

    891306 1140

    910371

    910413 1140 Bb

    910913 1140

    961xxx 1140

    962890 1141

    9661xx 1140

    966196

    975165 1140 Bb

    975211 1140 convertible

    977750 EB 1140

    37 210800 1140 Bb

    38 225760 1140 Bb

    40 336148 1140 Bb convertible

    5 5268xx 1140

    5 553273 1135

    5 620624 C

    5 698277 1135

    5 707041 1135

    103423 CC 1246

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