The Pan American French Horn model list
This is the Pan American French horn model number list. I have included an extra column to indicate the year(s) when the instrument was (at least) in use. If both the "Year Introduced" and "Year Discontinued" column is filled in, the "Years Used" column is left blank (no need stating the obvious). Italics indicates "educated guess".
In the following list "3 valve" means simply 3 valves, no rotary change (for a total of 3). "3 valve with rotary change" means the instrument has 3 valves and also a thumb operated rotary change to either Eb or Bb (for a total of 4). "4 valve" indicates an instrument with either 3 valves and also a rotary change to either Eb or Bb, or 4 valves without a rotary change. (Hey, I am a trumpet player; this stuff is confusing to me If you can explain a little more extensive: Please feel free).
The following list is by no means complete or even correct. If you find an error, or have a Pan American Horn produced before roughly 1955 (see serial number index) with a model number that doesn't appear on this list or is produced outside the years indicated on this list, please let me know (see main page for e-mail).
|Pan American French Horns|
|Model Number||Model Name||Year Introduced||Years Used||Year Discontinued|
|30D||#2 Bore Pan American F & Eb Rotary Valve (replaced by 60D)||1926||-||1931|
|50D||#2 Bore Pan American F & Eb Rotary Valve Regular Line||1936||-||1947|
|52D||#2 Bore Pan American Double F & Bb Rotary Valve with Piston Valve to Bb||1937||1946||1948|
|56D||#? Bore Pan American Single Bb 3 Valve with 2 new slide braces and Nickel Silver Valve Caps to match 58D (replaced by Conn 16D)||March, 1954||-||December, 1954|
|58D||#2 Bore Pan American F & Eb - In March 1954 changed instrument to include 2 new slide braces and Nickel Silver Valve Caps to match 56D (replaced by Conn 14D)||1947||-||December, 1954|
|58D||#2 Bore Pan American F & Eb - Reinstated for Continental||1955||-||1958|
|60D||#2 Bore Pan American F & Eb Stencil Line||1931||-||1940|
|61D||#2 Bore Pan American F & Bb Stencil Line - High & Low Pitch||1931||-||1940|
|108D||#2 Bore Pan American F & Bb Stencil Line||1948||-||1956|