PHILIPPE BOLTON

HANDMADE RECORDERS & FLAGEOLETS


Recorders by Philippe Bolton: serial numbers and year of manufacture

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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  991
2018  992 1002

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