* Model names in quotes ("")
are artifical, created by me. They encompass a variety of horns with similar
features, as SML didn't put a model name on most of their horns.
** Horns labelled "Gold Medal" are discontinued around
s/n 26000. Newer horns have essentially the same look of the Gold Medal, but
are not labelled such.
*** Only King Marigaux horns, a Gold Medal Stencil, were available
This serial number chart is based on Fred Cicetti's original
chart and is supplemented by dates from people who remember when they bought
new SML's. For the many large gaps, I tried to keep with the SML official who
said they produced a maximum of 400
horns per year, but that number is definitely too low. In the instances
when I needed to have more than 400 horns produced in a year, I tried to average
Fred's serial numbers with the verified ones I have.
In other words, in general terms, this serial number chart is pretty accurate.
In specific terms, it isn't. The only horns that can be 100% accurately identified by date are the Supers and Model 49.
"Date Confirmed" means that the owner of the horn(s) has a receipt that says "Bought in $date". This doesn't always mean that the horn was produced in that year, but if the date on the receipt matches close enough to the above chart, I call it a "confirmed" date.
If you'd like to contribute to this chart, please send me an e-mail.