The Mellophone model number pages

R. Jones' Conn model number site doesn't give a mellophone model number index. This is an attempt to construct one. 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 mellophone produced before roughly 1970 (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).

Conn Mellophones
Model Number Model Name Year Introduced Years Used Year Discontinued
4E #3 Bore F, Eb, D & C Wonder Mellophone - Low Pitch - 1900-1941 1941
5E #3 Bore F, Eb, D & C Wonder Mellophone - High & Low Pitch - 1900-1927 1929
6E #3 Bore Eb French Horn Alto - Low Pitch - 1924 1926
7E #3 Bore Eb French Horn Alto - High Pitch - 1924 1926
8E #? Bore C-Bb Ballad Horn - Low Pitch - 1913-1927 1929
9E #? Bore C-Bb Ballad Horn - High Pitch - 1913-1927 1929
14E #3 Bore Director F & Eb Mellophone - 1955-1964 -
16E #3 Bore F & Eb Mellophonium 1957 - 1979
96E #3 Bore F & Eb Gov't Model - 1952 -