Paterson, Sons & Co

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Paterson, Sons & Co

Post by gmars70970 » 13 Nov 2020, 18:12

Hi everyone,

I have a Paterson, Sons & Co piano that has sat in the corner of my room for approx 20yrs now.
Would love to find some history on it. I've looked through the site and realize they changed their name a few times over the years.
I have no intention of selling it as my dad gave me it, would just like to know more about it.
I know it says Paterson, Sons & Co but could be a Chinese import for all i know.

Thanks in advance
Graeme
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Re: Paterson, Sons & Co

Post by Bill Kibby » 14 Nov 2020, 12:15

It would be useful to have the more obvious photo of the whole piano, to help me with dates.
The name was in use from 1858. The fact that it doesn't say "Ltd." suggests that it is before 1918, and it is certainly too old to be a Chinese import.
If you want to search inside the piano for clues, have a look at
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Re: Paterson, Sons & Co

Post by gmars70970 » 14 Nov 2020, 19:16

Hi Bill

Thanks for the reply, ive attached another couple of pictures. I'll get a look inside and see if theres any clues there.

Thanks again
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Re: Paterson, Sons & Co

Post by Bill Kibby » 16 Nov 2020, 11:09

I would guess this piano was made shortly after the first world war, but it could be twenties.
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Re: Paterson, Sons & Co

Post by gmars70970 » 21 Nov 2020, 22:30

Thanks Bill, appreciate the info

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