How old is my Chappell piano?

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jimmyquick
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How old is my Chappell piano?

Post by jimmyquick » 13 Aug 2014, 21:16

Can anyone help me with dating my piano?
It is a Chappell & Co piano "New Style"
I have found the following numbers inside the piano:
47755
L10357
09591
Thanks!

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Re: How old is my Chappell piano?

Post by Bill Kibby » 13 Aug 2014, 22:53

The number beginning with L is probably a retailer's stock number. Serial numbers don't usually begin with zero, so 47755 would suggest 1908. If you want to look for date-marks inside, see
http://pianogen.org/datemarks.html

It would be interesting to see photos if you can upload them here, or email them to me to upload.
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Re: How old is my Chappell piano?

Post by jimmyquick » 20 Aug 2014, 19:35

Bill,
Many thanks for your reply!
I have placed some photo's in attachment.
Can you please confirm me the building year of the piano?

Thanks!
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DSCN7361.jpg
serial number?
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other numbers?
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inside the piano
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chappell piano
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chappell piano

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