Star Concertina

MANUFACTURER BACKGROUND

Patek Standard ConcertinaThe Star Concertina Manufacturing Company produced chemnitzer concertinas from facilities in the Chicago, Illinois area for over seventy years. The instruments were sold under various brand names, including: International, Royal, Schuckert, Sitek and Star.

Serial Numbers and Manufacture Dates

The following table provides the approximate year of manufacture for instruments with a serial number that falls within the range shown. Data is from Star Concertina records and visitor-supplied information. Date ranges will be adjusted to be more precise if and when additional data is obtained.

Serial Number : Manufacture Year

0000 – 0100 : 1928
0101 – 0200 : 1929
0201 – 0275 : 1930
0276 – 0325 : 1931
0326 – 0350 : 1932
0351 – 0375 : 1933
0376 – 0400 : 1934
0401 – 0425 : 1935
0426 – 0500 : 1936
0501 – 1100 : 1937 – 1947 (#506 first Streamlined model)
1101 – 1150 : 1948
1151 – 1250 : 1949
1251 – 1300 : 1950 (Schuckert brand)
1301 – 1400 : 1951
1401 – 1500 : 1952
1501 – 1575 : 1953
1576 – 1600 : 1954 – 1956
1601 – 1800 : 1957 – 1960
1801 – 2000 : 1961 – 1963
2001 – 2100 : 1964
2101 – 2500 : 1965 – 1968
2501 – 2600 : 1969
2601 – 2627 : 1970
2628 – 2700 : 1971
2701 – 2750 : 1972
2751 – 2825 : 1973
2826 – 2900 : 1974
2901 – 3200 : 1975 – 1983
3201 – 3900 : 1984 – 1989
3901 – 3925 : 1990
3926 – 3940 : 1991
3941 – 3950 : 1992 – 1993
3951 – 3960 : 1994 (first Oldtimer model)
3961 – 3975 : 1995 – 1998
3976 – 3980 : 1999
3981 – 3995 : 2000
6600 – 6699 : 1966
6700 – 6799 : 1967

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Additional information can be found by using the Frequently Asked Questions feature. Please see the Glossary of Terms feature for simple definitions for many chemnitzer concertina related terms. If you have other concertina related questions, please visit the community supported USCA Facebook Group.