PHILIPPE BOLTON

HANDMADE RECORDERS & FLAGEOLETS


Recorders by Philippe Bolton: serial numbers and year of manufacture

flûte à bec alto baroque



The year of manufacture can be determined by each instrument's serial number according to the table below.


Year  

First number  

Last number

1977    1   29
1978   30   71
1979   72 100
1980 103 129
1981 130 156
1982 157 183
1983 184 207
1984 208 242
1985 243 270
1986 271 298
1987 299 330
1988 331 360
1989 361 388
1990 389 422
1991 423 451
1992 452 481
1993 482 508
1994 509 532
1995 533 560
1996 561 586
1997 587 607
1998 608 629
1999 630 647
2000 648 689
2001 690 713
2002 714 735
2003 736 753
2004 754 770
2005 771 784
2006 785 805
2007 806 820
2008 821 840
2009 841 857
2010 858 875
2011 876 892
2012 893 910
2013 911 922
2014 923 940
2015 941 961
2016 962 978
2017 979 982

The number is stamped on the back of the head and in most cases behind the other joints as well.

The instruments all bear this mark:   the maker's mark on these recorders