Brooklyn Piano W. Teague

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Brooklyn Piano W. Teague

Post by moon9pence » 07 Feb 2010, 22:36

I have an upright Brooklyn Piano.
On the label it says

Brooklyn Piano Co
W. TEAGUE
69 UNION ST

The serial number of it is 10162,

if anyone knows about this piano, any info, please let me know :)

ps i can provide photos

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Re: Brooklyn Piano W. Teague

Post by Bill Kibby » 07 Feb 2010, 23:09

Originally, around 1890, there was no firm called Brooklyn, the pianos were made by Green & Savage, London, and their trade mark was 3 organ pipes. In the 1900s, they adopted the Brooklyn name for the company, probably in much the same way that the Stroud Piano Co. later adopted the name Bentley because it was successful for them.

1911 #14,100 Brooklyn Piano Co. upright dated by the number of its Schwander action of the same type which Schwander made in 1895, type SLHR, with the set-off screw engaging on a rolling roller. Keys made by Wicking & Chivers.

If you can inspect the action, and it is by Schwander, the number should tell me its date. All I can say so far is that it is probably before 1911. Teague was the retailer...

In 1899, William Teague was at 69 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Photos would be interesting if you can email them to me.
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Re: Brooklyn Piano W. Teague

Post by mdavis468 » 02 Sep 2013, 00:31

I don't know much about the piano, but researching family history. William Teague was my Great-great Grandfather :) And my father lives in Brooklyn...insignificant to many, very meaningful to us.

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Re: Brooklyn Piano W. Teague

Post by Bill Kibby » 03 Sep 2013, 09:23

For a general picture of piano workers, see
http://www.pianohistory.info/genealogy.html

I am sorry I know very little about Teague, but I will have a look through the 1900s lists. I don't think the name Brooklyn has any real significance.
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Re: Brooklyn Piano W. Teague

Post by Scoot » 29 Dec 2016, 20:02

Hi, I became an owner of a William Teague piano last month. I don't know much about it other than it was made for William Teague in Ryde. Is there any way of finding out it's age? I have tried phoning a few piano places but the piano isn't listed. It is rather beautiful with candlestick holders and flower inlay. Any info would be gratefully received.
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W. Teague

Post by Bill Kibby » 30 Dec 2016, 00:22

I take it this is nothing to do with Brooklyn? Nobody can tell you anything about an individual piano just from the name..

If you can post photos to show what the whole piano looks like, I may be able to tell you more.

There is useful general information about upright pianos at
http://www.pianohistory.info/edwardian.html
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Re: Brooklyn Piano W. Teague

Post by Scoot » 30 Dec 2016, 12:51

Hi, there is no mention of Brooklyn on the piano that I can see. However, 'manufactured for William Teague, Ryde' is on the label - so not sure if there is a connection with Brooklyn as mentioned by other posts. I am having the piano tuned mid January, so I hope that it tunes up ok. Is there a place where I should be looking for a date stamp?
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Re: Brooklyn Piano W. Teague

Post by Bill Kibby » 30 Dec 2016, 23:30

The general page should have shown you that it is a typical Edwardian piano, and I would guess it was made around 1906. If you want to search inside the piano for clues, have a look at
http://www.pianohistory.info/datemarks.html

Teague was a retailer, and this piano was "manufactured for" him, but we don't know who by yet. Some of the mysteries of piano names are discussed at
http://www.pianohistory.info/names.html
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