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Square Grand Piano/Unable to locate Mfc name
by Seashoresue on 12/19/12 02:40 AM

We were recently given a square grand piano made of Rosewood and thought to date back to the 1930's. Unfortunately we know very little else about it and we do not play (yet) so our experience is nill. I can locate a 5 digit serial number but no branding. After some googling we found it looks very much like a Chickering and Sons model.

It definitely needs tuning and some restoration but our biggest question lies in how can we determine the mfc of this piano. I've been all over it with a flashlight and can find nothing. Is there an obscure place that requires some dismantling to find it?

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#2020498 - 01/24/13 03:47 PM Re: Square Grand Piano/Unable to locate Mfc name [Re: Seashoresue]  
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This piano is way pre 1930s, all productions mostly of Square Grand Pianos ended at around 1900. By which many people were using upright pianos more in their homes.
This piano probably has a name somewhere in it if it has a number. Those numbers are the number of how many the company produced up to when your piano was made. I would guess this piano from the mother of pearl look is probably 1850s pre Civil War or around that time era. Go to http://antiquepianoshop.com/

They may be able to help you futhter!:)


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