F. E. OLDS & Sons
REYNOLDS


F. E. Olds & Sons
Serial Number Year Manufactured --- Serial Number Year Manufactured
73000 Mar. 1952 --- 80000 July 1952
90000 Feb. 1953 --- 100000 Oct. 1953
150000 Aug. 1955 --- 200000 Nov. 1956
250000 July 1958 --- 300000 Sept.1959
350000 June 1960 --- 400000 March 1962
450000 Feb. 1964 --- 500000 Feb. 1965
550000 June 1966 --- 600000 June 1967
650000 June 1968 --- 700000 June 1969
750000 June 1971 --- 800000 June 1972
850000 Oct. 1973 --- 900000 Nov. 1974
950000 April 1976 --- 970000 Sept. 1976
990000 March 1977 --- 999999 Sept. 1977

Reynolds
Serial Number Year Manufactured --- Serial Number Year Manufactured
*14866 Jan. 1956 --- *22970 Nov. 1956 (Clev.)
*24259 Dec. 1956 (Clev.) --- *23680, 24656 Jan. 1957 (USA)
*32494 Jan. 1958 --- *41308 Jan. 1959
*50122 Jan. 1960 --- *56399 Aug. 1960 (Clev.)
*58936 Jan. 1961 --- *67750 Jan. 1962 (Clev.)
*68667 Feb. 1962 (Clev.) --- *69786 Feb. 1962
*76564 Jan. 1963 --- *85378 Jan. 1964
*92723 Oct. 1964 --- 200000 Nov. 1964
210000 Nov. 1965 --- 220000 Oct. 1966
230000 July 1967 --- 240000 May 1968
*241190 June 1968 (Ab, TX) --- 250000 Nov. 1969
260000 April 1971 --- 270000 Aug. 1972
280000 Oct. 1973 --- 290000 June 1974
300000 Sept. 1975 --- 310000 Aug. 1976
314587 Oct. 1977 ---    


Bugles
Serial Number Year Manufactured --- Serial Number Year Manufactured
1000 Feb. 1968 --- 2000 Dec. 1968
3000 Oct. 1966 --- 4000 July 1969
5000 Jan. 1970 --- 6000 July 1970
7000 Dec. 1970 --- 8000 July 1971
9000 Jan. 1972 --- 10000 Jan. 1972
11000 April 1972 --- 12000 Nov. 1972
13000 May 1973 --- 14000 Feb. 1974
15000 Dec. 1974 --- 16000 Sept. 1975
17000 May 1976 --- 18000 June 1976
19000 Nov. 1976 --- 20000 Feb. 1977
20866 Oct. 1977 --- # 1978

F. E. Olds & Reynolds
All Brasswinds
Serial Number Year Manufactured --- Serial Number Year Manufactured
A00001 Oct. 1977 --- A05266 Dec. 1978
A06741 Jan. 1978 --- A10066 Feb. 1978
A12537 March 1978 --- A16496 April 1978
A18163 May 1978 --- A20876 Jan. 1978
A24530 July 1978 --- A24606 Aug. 1978
A28375 Sept. 1978 --- A31565 Oct. 1978
A34616 Nov. 1978 --- A37470 Dec. 1978
A40550 Jan. 1979 --- # 1980

* Serial numbers marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by Bill Bamberg



F. E. Olds and Son 1931 - 1950 --- Frank Ernest Olds started making small bore trombones in the first quarter of the century, and in 1931 was joined by his son Reginald Olds. The company was then renamed to F. E. Olds and Son.

Olds & Reynolds --- A variety of model names were used for brasswind of this company such as: Recording, Special, Super, Opera, and their most successful student model Ambassador. After Olds and Reynolds were purchased by Norlin Music (formerly Chicago Music Instrument) they had other established manufacturers produce their Woodwind line in the early 70's (i.e. Armstrong).

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