Dating your antique piano
In 1852, the name of the firm was changed to Chickering & Sons when Chickering brought in his three sons, Thomas, Frank and George, as partners.For help in determing the value, please visit our What’s My Piano Worth? The following manufacturers have serial number and date information available online. Baldwin The Baldwin site includes the following brands: Baldwin, Chickering, Wurlitzer, Ellington, Franke, Hamilton, Howard, Kremlin, Manuelo, Modello, Monarch, St.Regis, Sargent, Schroeder, Valley Gem, Winton Bechstein Bentley Everett Gulbransen Howard (by Baldwin) Heinzman Ibach (under “serial numbers”) Kemble (under “serial numbers”) Knabe Mason & Hamlin Steinway Story & Clark Welmar Yamaha Please note, because there have been literally thousands of manufacturers over the years we cannot guarantee that information is still available for all of them. The name on the front of the piano may not the name of the actual manufacturer, make sure you check inside the instrument.If you are mailing your payment, please include the name and email address you used to fill in the form along with the brand and serial number of the piano.
Please do not ask us what your piano is worth, we can not tell from here.
If this is the case with your piano, you might be able to find the serial number stamped onto the front of the action or stamped on the underside of the piano close to where the pedals are attached to the case.
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