The Oshawa factory, of which the last president was Frank W. Mandolins, banjos, and guitars continued to be built, but Williams' successor in the Toronto establishment, his son Richard Sugden Williams Jr 1873 or 1874-1945 , was renowned as an expert in violins. These pianos were well known for tone quality, including a robust, resonant bass, rich and warm tenor and a treble with a singing tone, bell-like in its clarity. Serial numbers are placed in different locations on your piano depending on the manufacturer. On older pianos, you may find 3-5 screws, underneath the keyslip, that will need to be removed or, simply lift up, if no screws are present to view the action frame. Square pianos were all but discontinued by 1890.
Scroll down below to find the 1 manufacturer of your piano, and then 2 click on the link to find the serial number. Richard Sudgen Williams took full control of the company in 1888 and reorganized the firm as The R. The manufacturing facilities at East Rochester consist of over 250,000 sq. Ebonized cases were also very popular. To the right and left of the keys are two end cheek blocks , which are each secured down with a giant bolt or screw, which passes through the piano's keybed, both of which must be removed, to access the interior of the piano see video, above.
Stylistically it was an age of romance and eclecticism. You can look up a free piano serial number history search from this page see list of manufacturers, below. Antique wood carries sound much better, and lasts longer because of the 50-80 year aging process, unavailable today. All Baldwin Upright or Vertical Pianos - Does not include Hamilton Studios or Baldwin Grand Pianos. When Townsend's business failed about 1855, Williams returned to Toronto.
This is an Epworth Upright Williams and Sons of Chicago Concert Grand Piano. Grand Piano Serial Numbers Where Are They Found? Over 12,000 piano names are included, some dating back to the early eighteen hundreds. Victorian details were factory produced, making elaborate decorations affordable to a broader public. Most pianos before 1915 can he considered antiques since they do not resemble contemporary styles and truly reflect the creative attitudes of the Victorian Era. A true Artistic Case is a rare beast to find. The Toronto business, in 1879 or 1880 renamed R.
. The firm's illustrated instrument and merchandise catalogues, produced as early as 1860 no. Under the Sign of the Big Fiddle: The R. Bull, did not survive the Depression years. Once you know the name brand of your piano, you will need to find the serial number. Tremaine's father had built a successful small business making and cranked table-top-sized mechanical organs, a very popular item in homes in the late 1800's.
A key cover should fold up and back in two pieces. Rare and collectible items appreciate and it is not necessarily the age in years that best determine the accurate valuation, but more over the quality of current information and research that is used. This association continued until 1926, but when radio for a while replaced recordings in popularity, Williams began to sell Westinghouse, and later Magnavox, radios. This company's purchasing power contributed immeasurably to the integrity and value of instruments that were made in the various Divisions. In the Victorian era pianos were viewed as a universal symbol of culture, breeding and refinement. Yet another venture of the company was an R.
In 1980 Ladislav Cselenyi was preparing a book on R. The serial number may be stamped on the front of the frame's wooden base, immediately under the keys. A combination of classical themes and various historical motifs were utilized in the delicate moldings, carved pilasters and solid trusses. Always stylish some mission style cabinets fall into this Grade when they are augmented by legs that rise above the key bed and cheek blocks to be capped with small pyramid shapes. Piano manufacturers embraced the industrial techniques of interchangeable parts and coupled them with an assembly line. Other furniture creators would sometimes carve every surface of the body. 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.
His son took over in 1899 and immediately set about to apply his own business acumen to the company's affairs. In the 1880's, with the onset of the Industrial Revolution, mass production of pianos began in the United States. Stylish round legs but sometimes square and fluted. I have an 12763, which would be about 5 months older than yours. After his move to the United States from Germany, William Knabe worked for a well-known piano maker, Henry Hartge, and four years later, in 1837, Knabe started selling and repairing used pianos on his own. The cases of the 1890's still have the lavish carvings made of exotic woods. The Rhapsody 2 is built around 12 custom sounds crafted from a world-renown grand piano, vintage electric pianos, organs, strings, synths and more.