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#1976249 - 10/20/12 11:14 AM How to date my upright?  
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I have an upright which I have been led to believe is from the 50's, but how do I tell for sure?

Looking around it there are several different numbers. But I don't know what are dates, serial numbers, batch numbers or whatever.

If it helps, it's a Ferry & Foster (so probably a stencil).

How can I tell for certain?

Cheers, Mark


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#1976300 - 10/20/12 01:07 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: MonkeyMark]  
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Is your upright old enough to date?

It's Saturday and I just finished work. Apologies where necessary.


Amanda Reckonwith
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"in theory, practice and theory are the same thing. In practice, they're not." - Lawrence P. 'Yogi' Berra.


#1976320 - 10/20/12 02:01 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: rXd]  
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Originally Posted by rxd
Is your upright old enough to date?



She should be, but I was looking for something "no-strings"!


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#1976338 - 10/20/12 02:54 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: MonkeyMark]  
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Try sending it flowers...

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#1976345 - 10/20/12 03:18 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: SirHuddlestonFudd]  
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I tried. She said "Ain't NO way your putting that vase on me!"


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#1976399 - 10/20/12 05:20 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: SirHuddlestonFudd]  
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Originally Posted by SirHuddlestonFudd
Try sending it flowers...


I heard she was already seeing a harpsichord...

#1976516 - 10/20/12 10:33 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: ando]  
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Originally Posted by ando
I heard she was already seeing a harpsichord...


That won't last. They have a reputation for plucking around.


I'd rather be practicing wink
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#1976633 - 10/21/12 06:35 AM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: MonkeyMark]  
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My Pierce atlas is so old they have to be at least 25 before I can date them.


Amanda Reckonwith
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#1979810 - 10/28/12 06:33 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: MonkeyMark]  
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