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#1161309 - 03/11/09 02:18 PM Brown and Simpson upright grand  
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Anybody know anything about this piano? My parents have it and want to give it to me but I have no idea how much it would cost to restore or if it's even worth it. My Mom is supposed to email me some pics. It's beautiful, has carvings and such. It has to be antique. The number on it says 5369 but she couldn't find a date. Thanks so much!
Crystal

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#1161372 - 03/11/09 04:43 PM Re: Brown and Simpson upright grand [Re: crystalncrew]  
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Here's some history on the piano company:

http://tinyurl.com/azqzqg

Best thing.... Have a technician look at it. He will let you know what kind of shape it's in and if it's tunable.

scooter



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#1161378 - 03/11/09 04:49 PM Re: Brown and Simpson upright grand [Re: Scooters]  
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There was a piano company called Brown and Simpson? Yipes, you can't make this stuff up.

Steven

#1161388 - 03/11/09 04:56 PM Re: Brown and Simpson upright grand [Re: sotto voce]  
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Yes... it's just one of many.

Look here:

http://www.player-care.com/piano_com.html

There's lots.

Scooter



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#1161394 - 03/11/09 05:01 PM Re: Brown and Simpson upright grand [Re: Scooters]  
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But if you google brown simpson, you'll find that very few of the 10.5 million results will be about pianos. frown

Steven

#1161399 - 03/11/09 05:08 PM Re: Brown and Simpson upright grand [Re: sotto voce]  
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True, But put in Brown and Simpson Piano Company.

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#1161413 - 03/11/09 05:32 PM Re: Brown and Simpson upright grand [Re: Scooters]  
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My only point, and the only reason I found the Brown and Simpson piano commentworthy, was the odd fact that the name of an obscure manufacturer from the past just happens to be the protagonists in an infamous modern-day crime.

Steven

#1161421 - 03/11/09 05:39 PM Re: Brown and Simpson upright grand [Re: sotto voce]  
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Thanks everyone! I emailed Blue book of Piano and this was their response(I gave them the serial number):

"From the master list of National piano archives serial numbers. This instrument is certifiable as being made in 1900. Brown & Simpson Pianos have properties that appreciate in value for reasons of age, craftsmanship, artistic merit and/or historical significance. "

So, I guess we will just have to wait and see. I am hoping to get it to my house in a week or 2.
Crystal

Oh, and yes, I came across all those references to Brown and Simpson in my search..quite funny!

#1161454 - 03/11/09 06:37 PM Re: Brown and Simpson upright grand [Re: crystalncrew]  
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Not if your Brown!!!


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