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Upright, Charles L Norris, Boston #1922796
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Curious about a piano. The plate says Charles L Norris, Boston.
What can anyone tell me about this piano maker? Where might I find the date it was made (stamp?) on or in the piano.

thanks in advance!


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Re: Upright, Charles L Norris, Boston [Re: markmiller] #1922934
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I didn't know Chuck Norris even made pianos. Wow! That guy is amazing!!!!!!! crazy


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Re: Upright, Charles L Norris, Boston [Re: markmiller] #1923022
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Did you find a serial number? That can help establish the date.


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Re: Upright, Charles L Norris, Boston [Re: markmiller] #1923073
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There isn't much listed about Charles Norris pianos in the Pierce Piano Atlas. It does say "upright #118997 about 1910. A five foot grand serial number 189946 maybe in the 1930s."

Normally, you will find a serial number stamped on the plate near the tuning pins, or imprinted in wood in an area inset in the plate near the tuning pins.


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