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I have been led to understand that the serial number 40500 indicates the start of the 1930-1938 production run, which ended with 44000 (44001-45100 indicating 1938-1950).
Is it at all possible to locate the precise year of production of piano 43014 based on the manufacturers' output - or in the absence of such figures - is it a matter of taking a mathematical guess?
I'd be really interested to know if you could shed any light on this- but my current guess es are anything between 1934-8
With grateful thanks,
Your piano was probably made by Kemble, and is probably dated inside. To investigate, you should read my Datemarks page at
No original archives are available to look up individual Rogers pianos.
85 notes A-A is the most common range for old pianos.
Again - I'm not surprised by the idea that it might have been made by Kemble - since such contracts were common practice in British manufacturing before we (sadly) stopped making quality goods in the UK.
I know that my piano is nothing amazing in historical terms - but I adore so much about the era in which it was made - and most of all - Al Bowlly!
I wish someone would write me a book on how to get funding for a unique collection of history.