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H. Hicks & son

Postby Dacil » 30 May 2004, 02:24

Hi! My family have this piano and they want to sell it. Please I need some information about it. All I know is:
H. Hicks & son
New Kent Road
Is it a good maker? How old the piano could be?
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Postby Bill Kibby » 30 May 2004, 10:01

Henry Hicks' firm was established in 1870, became Hicks and Son around 1899, and became Hicks & Son Ltd. around 1905. How good? That's a difficult question to answer, and the present condition is more important, but I'd say they were average commercial pianos. I can supply a booklet giving some old letterheads, warranties, etc..
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Postby Dacil » 30 May 2004, 10:47

Is it any help if I tell you the serial number?
it's 28898
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Postby Bill Kibby » 30 May 2004, 16:45

I have some dates, yours should be around 1926, but see the Numbers page on my website...
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Date for a Hick and sons upright

Postby jgdoke » 30 Jun 2006, 03:11

My upright has a Sn# of 21737

Can you date that for me???

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Where is your web site?

Postby jgdoke » 06 Jul 2006, 15:23

You mention to look at your web site. can you provide the url please?

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Re: Where is your web site?

Postby Barrie Heaton » 06 Jul 2006, 16:55

jgdoke wrote:You mention to look at your web site. can you provide the url please?

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Postby Bill Kibby » 08 Jul 2006, 23:03

The number suggests about 1924.
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Hicks & Sons

Postby l4taylor » 09 May 2007, 13:50

Hi there,

I have a piano with a iron frame inside with is a Hicks & Sons - Number 43633. Do you have a date for this piano?

I am also now about to recieve a Hansen Piano Upright. Is this a popular piano?

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Postby Bill Kibby » 09 May 2007, 19:22

The number suggests about 1931. I have no experience of Hansen pianos.
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New Piano

Postby l4taylor » 12 May 2007, 20:38

Hi again...

that piano I told you I was getting today -

It is a Hansons 23605 - (thats the number I took off the side of the first white key) Does this mean anything to you. If you have an email addy, I would love to send a pic. Its not a full size upright - it isn't as high as my other piano. Def needs tuning since its just climbed several flights of stairs! sounds terrible....tuner coming soon!

Well let me know if you know what it is - prob worth 50p to a wood scrap dealer, ha ha

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the next day

Postby l4taylor » 13 May 2007, 17:06

Hi there,

Have just spent the last 4 hours cleaning the piano up. Took it apart - took all the keyd off, washed everything - got rid of what looks like 20 years of dust - it looks spanking clean now. The casing needs some work, but other that that, its a fine piano. It is def more of a modern upright. Probaby 1970-1980
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