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Can anyone tell me the manufacture date of Otto Altenburg no. 107708? Also, if possible, place of manufacture...the plate says New York.

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Pierce has two listings for Otto Altenburg.

1) ALTENBURG, OTTO, Jefferson Ave., Elizabeth, New Jersey; Frederick Altenburg originated this company in Germany, 1840.

2) ALTENBURG, OTTO, This name was re-introduced after 1990 and the pianos were manufactured in the U.S.A. by Samick Musical Instruments. Production was discontinued.

That's all that Pierce has; there is no further information in either listing and there are no serial numbers listed.

Under SAMICK, (U.S.A.), in part: "Samick U.S.A. also made Otto Altenburg, Story & Clark (grands) Bernhard Steiner and Grinnell Bros. for other companies." No serial numbers in my edition.

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I didn't see the name on the BlueBookofPianos Internet site either.

I actually looked at an older Otto Altenburg upright piano many years ago, when I was looking for another project piano. Sounded and played okay, with the older, ornate cabinet. I made the owner an offer and she said no. She actually called me back a few weeks later and said she'd accept my offer. By that time I had already purchased another project piano.

I'm surprised there is not more info on the brand.

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Thank you. There is a piano being offered with that serial number...small grand.

Altenburg's is still around, one of those long-established downtown showrooms you'd think would be gone. I haven't been there in years though. There are still Altenburg pianos, made by Samick, as they have been for years. But they sell several other brands.


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