When a good piano is established, the name on the fall board is never changed even if the founder is no longer connected with the firm. Stevens as an organ builder who retired in 1910 - as far as we know they were not related. Most, if not all, Reproducing rolls were clearly marked with the type of player mechanism they were cut to be used on. Bassoon 16' Clarion 8' Great Organ: Piccolo 4' Choir Super Octave? Please be as detailed as possible with your comments and make sure your offer amount is clearly stated. Dulciana 8' Flute 4' other devices not visible in photo There was also Alfred G. I contacted the seller and was told that the 16 stops are as follow: Forte, Bass Coupler, Harp Aolian, Principal, Sub Bass, Diapason 8', Dulcet 8', Vox Humana, Echo 8', Melodia 8', Voix Celeste 8', Dulciana, Flute, Saxophone, Treble Coupler, Forte. Estey Reed Organ Dater Estey pipe organ brattleboro vermont reed serial number opus search identify parlor pump.
He gained much from their intellect. At 15, he began learning the art of piano making and soon he and his brother started the Haines Brothers Piano business. Sadly this quality of build was a contributing factor in the downfall of many of these companies. It has been very lovingly taken care of over the years before it reached me and it is in beautiful shape and sounds fantastic. Carl had been taught by his father.
With four page color advertisements almost unheard of in that day published in the popular magazines, he literally stunned the piano industry with the message that here, indeed, was the answer to everyone's prayer for music in the home! He died before achieving this goal. So it is not clear who built this very interesting instrument. Some Canadian piano makers like Evans Bros made their own player mechanism which would have been a close copy of same. He worked the bellows for a church organ in Boston, and worked his way into the music publishing house. John is noted as being born in Mangotsfield, but an earlier census of 1861 states Pucklechurch, Glos. The table below gives a list of dates and serial numbers that are known to be reliable.
French Jesse 1875 Nashville Invented the Dulcet Tone whereby a damper will leave one string open, thus creating a peculiar sympathetic tone quality. He was highly educated and took over the company. The serial number is often hidden and stamped on the other side, facing the keys. In the last part of the 18 th century, John Jacob Astor started importing square grand pianos to America from Europe. This company was started in Boston by John Church who chose Everett as its name because of its simplicity. Yamaha 1887 Japan Worlds largest piano producer.
The business continues under Carl Schroder. Stadon and Punter, musical instrument dealers, are also recorded at the same address. The serial number may be stamped on the front of the frame's wooden base, immediately under the keys. After his death his son James took control. He worked on a farm but winters being harsh, many did inside projects.
We recently found an advertisement for a suction instrument said to be by Ramsden and sold via Ryalls and Jones Ltd. Also the thickness of the soundboard was checked for quality tone. The French Revolution drove him to London, but he did well there also. Waldorf 1896 New York This piano company controlled the production of the AutoPiano Co. Aeolian 1932 New York Many Piano company names were controlled by Aeolian.
Next time I look at an Imperial I'll check whether they use similar reeds. Pianos also have numbers other than serial numbers, such as case and part numbers. The fame of the Weber piano still continues for its quality. The only thing I could do on this forum is take a digital photo of them and post to an on-line photo album for you to download. He had a quick mind which averted many unpleasant situations.
The Aeolian Company established a factory for making pianos in Gotha, Germany for Steck pianos and later built a factory near London to make the Weber pianos. The firm was known as Scott and Co. By 1921 the firm were only making pianos. Piano Serial Numbers: Location, location, location. Here is the Otto Higel Metalnola player action: This is the one found in Heintzman products. The Great Octave is very bright. More information about the company is given in.
It also seems to be holding it's tune quite well. I am also told it was made before the company changed to cheaper materials. Francis Bacon 1789 New York Won a prize at the Philadelphia Worlds Fair in 1876 Baldwin 1862 Cincinnati The Baldwin company was started by a music teacher. He imported pianos from Germany to his warehouses in Baltimore. Behning Born in Germany, Henry Behning learned piano making and came to America in 1856. Stevens did make some portable reed organs. And more recently, in 2003, the Bentley name was acquired by InterMusic of Dorset, England.