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Trying to find out the age or any info on my parents piano, its been in the family for 40+ years but hasn’t I’m afraid been tuned for about 15 years, it’s a bit grubby inside . I think its Mahogany ? There are some numbers on the inside ( please see pics below ) 163DR6 and 62617983 , but I have a feeling these aren’t a serial number.
Thanks for any help,
Collard serial numbers are among the most confusing and difficult, especially the 5-digit ones. Many of the Clementi and Collard dates originally published by Michel are complete nonsense, and the 1832 paperwork proves beyond doubt that the firm became known as Collard & Collard (late Clementi Collard & Collard) immediately after Clementi’s death in 1832.
The most usual thing is a neatly imprinted 3-digit model number in large, clear figures, with a scruffy handwritten serial number underneath. Is there a 3-digit number above the number that starts with 16 ? And can you tell us that number, or at least how many digits it has?
The 626 is separate from the 17983. At the moment, I can't tell if this is around 1887 or 1903, although judging by the style of the legs, 1880s seems likely.
Could we see a picture of the whole piano?
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Here is the diagram which has been on my files for about a year.
If your piano tuner is able to remove the mechanism safely, this may reveal more clues....
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