Barratt and Robinson Piano

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Barratt and Robinson Piano

Post by nicksmart » 11 May 2017, 01:35

Hi! I have a piano with the serial number of 352 and it is a Barrett and Robinson Piano. Is a Upright Piano and i wanted to know if it is very rare and if it is how much does it worth? I am not a piano player so if it is very rare i think it deserves a better owner that can take care of it 1000% . I am a musician .

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Re: Barratt and Robinson Piano

Post by Bill Kibby » 11 May 2017, 09:30

I am sorry that I have had to correct your spelling, otherwise nobody will be able to google this post. Barratt & Robinson is a well-known name in London piano trade, but nobody can tell you anything about an individual piano just from the name. They made thousands of pianos over the period from 1877 to modern times. If you could supply photos to show what the whole piano looks like, we may be able to tell you more. 352 is not a proper serial number, they usually have at least 5 digits. If you want to search inside the piano for dates, numbers etc., have a look at
http://www.pianohistory.info/datemarks.html

Also, have a look at the useful, general information on my Edwardian page
http://www.pianohistory.info/edwardian.html
and see if it helps. As for the value, the most important factor deciding the value of an old piano is not its name, but its condition, and the most important aspect of that is whether it holds in tune, because if it doesn't, repairs can cost over a thousand pounds, and this is usually more than an old piano is worth. Nobody anywhere can guess the value or condition of a piano without inspecting it on the spot, and checking whether it will hold in tune. Piano dealers don't usually deal in antiques, and antiques dealers don't know much about pianos, so your local tuner is the best person to ask.
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Re: Barratt and Robinson Piano

Post by nicksmart » 11 May 2017, 10:44

Sorry about the spelling I am Portuguese. The only number I find is that one and it is engraved in the wood . I have seen one with the serial number in the range of the 700 . If this is true i believe that this is from 1877 to 1880. The piano is in Tune. i will try to provide some photos later

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Re: Barratt and Robinson Piano

Post by nicksmart » 11 May 2017, 10:53

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Re: Barratt and Robinson Piano

Post by Bill Kibby » 11 May 2017, 11:08

This is a modern piano, 1960s or later. It is not rare, it is mass-produced.

The red picture of exhibition medals mentions 1910, that only tells us that the piano was made after that event, as explained at
http://www.pianohistory.info/exhibition.html

The keys are your best chance of a date using the link I gave you. The majority of pianos cannot be reliably dated by numbers, as I explain at
http://www.pianohistory.info/numbers.html
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