Welmar upright

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robinlondon
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Welmar upright

Post by robinlondon » 09 Jul 2013, 01:04

Hello. I am new to this forum. I have just been given a WELMAR upright with the serial number 72222. I know this means it was built in 1972, but does anyone know of any way of finding out more detail about its provenance, manufacture, retail supplier, quality of build, action, sound etc? Is there an archive that contains Whelpdale's records of instruments built and sold? I would be grateful for any information. Thank you.

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Post by Bill Kibby » 09 Jul 2013, 01:14

I am not aware of any archives, I guess some of the people are around somewhere, but there is no way of looking up the retailer.

There may be a confirmation of the date inside, see
http://pianogen.org/datemarks.html

You can search this website for Welmar information, and also have a look at
http://www.thepianoshopbath.co.uk/tag/welmar-piano/

Some modern Welmar numbers can be found near the bottom of the page at
http://pianogen.org/numbers.html
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Re: Welmar upright

Post by Gill the Piano » 09 Jul 2013, 15:34

Lucky you, being given a Welmar!
I play for my own amazement... :piano;

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