The Piano Book is the bible of the piano marketplace. To make sure that you have all of the information you will need, open the lid of your piano and check out the name or names engraved or printed on the plate. The age of your piano is determined by the Serial Number. An indispensable resource to buyers and owners of pianos, amateur and professional pianists alike. You say the piano is late 19th century or early 20th. First, a how-to on where to find the serial number of your piano. It may be stamped in the wood under the lid, or as a last resort, pull the piano away from the wall and look on the back.
It is applied to some of the various products of the Aeolian Company of New York which instruments of renown included the Duo Art Pianola, Weber Pianola, Steck Pianola, Wheelock Pianola, Stuyvesant Pianola, Steinway Duo Art Pianola, Stroud Pianola the Aeolian Orchestrelle and the Aeolian Pipe Organ; it also controlled the Meludee Music Co. Under the serial was another number in a large circle. If you cannot find the serial number in any of the locations listed on this page, please watch the video below, to help find more piano serial number locations. The manufacturing facilities at East Rochester was comprised of a series of separate and individual factories planned so that manufacturing of the various instruments was carried on in an entirely individual and distinct manner, and by separate organizations, each under direction of men who had been associated with each respective make for many years, thus preserving, unimpaired, the individual and distinctive qualities of each piano. Boston Company, where I attended trade school in 1980 to learn how to tune pianos. Recognition was given by the trade to the various Aeolian lines is the best evidence that Aeolian Corporation pianos manufactured in Memphis and East Rochester, fulfilled every requirement in grands, studios, spinets, consoles and players in a variety of scales and finishes, as well as case designs and the best piano tuners.
While it could possibly be either till someone looks up the serial number , the chances are very high that it's early 20th century and not late 19th. The manufacturing facilities at East Rochester was comprised of a series of separate and individual factories planned so that manufacturing of the various instruments was carried on in an entirely individual and distinct manner, and by separate organizations, each under direction of men who had been associated with each respective make for many years, thus preserving, unimpaired, the individual and distinctive qualities of each piano. The Emerson Piano Company was originally established by William P. Given the age of the piano, which I would guess at 1915 to 1920, you'll be lucky if that control is still hooked-up to anything behind that keycover! Most though not quite all upright pianos had a fallboard that looked just like modern upright one-piece fallboards at least through 1899. Historically: The Baldwin piano has an individuality of the highest character.
Regis, Sargent, Schroeder, Valley Gem and Winton. Factories were located at East Rochester N. Site designed and maintained by: Pam's Bee Sharp Piano Tuning 920 277-0489. The result is a book that should be cherished for years to come. The first number represents the year your piano was manufactured. Please be as detailed as possible with your comments and make sure your offer amount is clearly stated. Emerson was one of several prominent old Boston names in piano building, and by the turn-of-the-century they were one of the largest and most successful piano manufacturers in America.
Includes material from the author's interviews with master pianists, artists, and writers. Much treasured by apartment dwellers and parents of beginning students. It played like a concert grand all the same. Serial numbers may also be found on the edges of the kickboard down below, sometimes on the edges of the fallboard key cover or sometimes on the underside of the top lid. Fischer Melodigrand Weber Foster — Armstrong Mendelssohn Wheelock Franklin Henry F. A 'teacher's piano' which let them control how stiff the keys felt to the player. See Acrosonic or Baldwin for additional numbers.
Combined they made a great and powerful contribution to the art of music, for each of the great instruments they produced will continue providing magnificent music for generations to come. The Emerson Piano Company was a company famous for its high quality, expensive pianos. Without reservation, from the nine-foot concert grand to the five feet, two inch grand, every Baldwin embodies the latest concepts of acoustical science and piano making, it is a precision engineered musical instrument of the highest degree of excellence. To locate the serial number on a vertical piano, open the top and look inside. Serial numbers may also include a letter as well.
It's usually stamped on the pinblock here. . Get a good technician, please. I don't know when the fancy fallboard mechanisms died out and were once again replaced with the one-piece fallboards that had been so common in the 19th century. I believe the serial number is 94326 was in a little rectangular spot below all the patents listed. All Baldwin Upright or Vertical Pianos - Does not include Hamilton Studios or Baldwin Grand Pianos. Tremaine and Pianola built an enormous business empire over the next thirty years.
Our primary goal is to promote awareness and preservation of these irreplaceable instruments. If you can't locate it here, look inside to the far left or far right as some manufacturers attach it there on a small piece of metal. Tremaine was a business genius who brought about the commercial exploitation of the piano player on a big scale. There is also a wealth of diagrams of parts, information on manufacturing, maintenance, moving and storage, inspecting new and used pianos, the special market for Steinways, and sales gimmicks to watch out for. Thanks for all the information so far gents. As far as the 'blondish' color I don't believe it came that way, I believe that it was painted at sometime.