Piano serial numbers usually have five to seven digits, but may have fewer or more, depending on the manufacturer and age of your piano. Get a good technician, please. As far as the 'blondish' color I don't believe it came that way, I believe that it was painted at sometime. Scroll down below to find the 1 manufacturer of your piano, and then 2 click on the link to find the serial number. Tremaine was a business genius who brought about the commercial exploitation of the piano player on a big scale. Given the age of the piano, which I would guess at 1915 to 1920, you'll be lucky if that control is still hooked-up to anything behind that keycover! Information on these pages is subject to change without notice. Tremaine and Pianola built an enormous business empire over the next thirty years.
This name is known the world over in connection with musical instruments, It is applied to some of the various products of the Aeolian Company of New York which instruments of renown included the Duo Art Pianola, Weber Pianola, Steck Pianola, Wheelock Pianola, Stuyvesant Pianola, Steinway Duo Art Pianola, Stroud Pianola the Aeolian Orchestrelle and the Aeolian Pipe Organ; it also controlled the Meludee Music Co. Piano Serial Numbers: Location, location, location. A great deal of time and expense has been involved in purchasing, collecting and archiving this historic ephemera collection so that it can be shared and preserved. Aeolian distinguished itself as a piano maker, not merely an assembler. At the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. The second number is the actual serial number range for your piano.
Emerson was well known for their lavish use of exotic woods and handsome cabinetry complimenting the superior musical instrument within. Visit our to find out more before making that purchase! Historically: The Baldwin piano has an individuality of the highest character. To locate the serial number on a grand piano, take the music desk off. You say the piano is late 19th century or early 20th. The age of your piano is determined by the Serial Number.
Open the cover and find the serial number on the plate, and we can be very accurate on the dating of your piano. The Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition now in hardcover format, provides a wealth of information about the piano manufacturing industry. Factories were located at East Rochester N. If you cannot find the serial number in any of the locations listed on this page, please watch the video below, to help find more piano serial number locations. Serial numbers are for the first piano made in year shown. Regis, Sargent, Schroeder, Valley Gem and Winton.
Look to the right or to the left. I'd also comment that it has been re-finished by someone along the way. If you can provide the forum with the model 1, 3B, 8B, etc. The system or chain of scientific improvements of the Baldwin piano based on the law of acoustics, and known as the Baldwin acoustic system, which permitted the greatest conservation of tone, secures an artistic result of the highest quality, and has resulted in gaining for. During 1960 the work force included only excellent craftsmen under the direction of people who had been associated with these fine makes for many years, thus preserving unimpaired the Individual and distinctive quality of each piano. Fischer Melodigrand Weber Foster — Armstrong Mendelssohn Wheelock Franklin Henry F. I'll retrieve a serial number when I go to pick it up today.
Many models tuned by Steven Malicki in Orlando. It only required tuning about once a year and had a tone I haven't heard again until I bought a Steinway. Emerson built high quality, expensive pianos. Aeolian produced not only the concert and beginners piano, but also for the artist and leisure time musician. To make sure that you have all of the information you will need, open the lid of your piano and check out the name or names engraved or printed on the plate. Combined they made a great and powerful contribution to the art of music, for each of the great instruments they produced will continue providing magnificent music for generations to come. By this time everyone got into the act, and every piano maker so manufactured a player of some sort.
It is applied to some of the various products of the Aeolian Company of New York which instruments of renown included the Duo Art Pianola, Weber Pianola, Steck Pianola, Wheelock Pianola, Stuyvesant Pianola, Steinway Duo Art Pianola, Stroud Pianola the Aeolian Orchestrelle and the Aeolian Pipe Organ; it also controlled the Meludee Music Co. This book evaluates and compares every brand and style of piano sold in the United States. Malicki Piano Service 407 401-2236. Money and energy to rebuild or refurbish. Manfacturing information for Emerson Piano factory location, serial number the American Piano Company and the Aeolian Piano Company. This company's purchasing power contributed immeasurably to the integrity and value of instruments that were made in the various Divisions.
This guide provides references to serial numbers, dates of manufacture, factory locations, a brief history of many manufacturers and other pertinent information. You have that fancier kind that flips out with several sets of hinges. If you can't locate it here, look inside to the far left or far right as some manufacturers attach it there on a small piece of metal. It played like a concert grand all the same. Is there a website s that I can search to learn more about my piano? Pianos also have numbers other than serial numbers, such is the case with part or patent numbers. Our primary goal is to promote awareness and preservation of these irreplaceable instruments. The manufacturing facilities at East Rochester consist of over 250,000 sq.
It may be stamped in the wood under the lid, or as a last resort, pull the piano away from the wall and look on the back. Heavy, built like a tank, with a vertical baby grand sound board. You will need 2 things to determine the age of your piano: 1. You can play as usual, but it gets a lot quieter. His son took over in 1899 and immediately set about to apply his own business acumen to the company's affairs. The soundboard is the 'speaker' of the piano.