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#3174964 12/03/21 11:10 PM
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I have procured an odd item. It is a "piano" whose soundboard was attached to the wall. There was no "body" or stand alone component of the piano. It literally had the sound board affixed on the wall. It had a serial number of 4196, "Valley Gem Registered Trademark." Has anyone heard of anything like this? What it is? How old it is?

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Valley Gem was the original name of pianos that D. H. Baldwin sold. The serial number would date it to the early 1890s. I am not certain what you have. A photograph might help. But some people disassemble pianos and try to do something with the stringback, the soundboard and strings.


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Well, a little decor accent. I can guarantee you that it will be the only one you'll ever see, and for most of us it will be the only one we will ever hear tell of. And, that visitors will never cease remarking on it. I could kind of see it in a room which had piano wallpaper.

Are you also looking for a piano to use as a working musical instrument? Visitors look at my grand piano and ask if I play. Before they can start asking probing questions, I tell them that I just needed something else for the maid to dust.

However, I think piano, or at least musically-themed decor, could be a great look. Anyway, welcome to PW, Jayekanan. You've made a nice splash with your first post.


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