Hibbs Ltd. Manchester

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marieclaudealexleo
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Hibbs Ltd. Manchester

Post by marieclaudealexleo » 01 Nov 2012, 15:34

Hi,
I'm in Montreal Quebec Canada
I've been searching info on the internet about my Hibbs Ltd Manchester Piano but cannot find any.
Anybody know something about this Piano maker?

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Re: Hibbs Ltd. Manchester Upright Iron Grand serial Number 5

Post by Bill Kibby » 01 Nov 2012, 19:24

I think it is a mistake to assume that they were makers, I have no evidence that they made pianos, and (like so many other dealers) they probably put their name onto pianos bought in from anonymous wholesalers, so serial numbers won't help. Any further clues would be inside. Have a look at
http://pianogen.org/datemarks.html

Jazez Hibbs was established shortly before 1899, and by 1911, they were Hibbs Ltd., so your piano is almost certainly twentieth-century. Are you able to post photos here, or email them to me?
Piano History Centre
http://pianohistory.info
Email via my website.
If you find old references or links on this site to pianogen.org, they should refer to pianohistory.info

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Re: Hibbs Ltd. Manchester

Post by robhibbs » 03 Nov 2020, 15:21

I am sorry for a very late post. Jabez Hibbs was my Great Grand Father, He founded the Manchester piano company and he was a builder and exporter. If you google Jabez Hibbs Methodist you will see a picture of the man who built your piano. I would love to see a picture of it, please could you email to sec56@ncl.com kind regards, Rob Hibbs

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Re: Hibbs Ltd. Manchester

Post by Dagmara » 25 Nov 2020, 21:18

I have my hibbs piano in Poland and wondering how much its worth because i cant find any information on the internet

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Re: Hibbs Ltd. Manchester

Post by Feg » 25 Nov 2020, 22:16

Hi,

We cannot give you a valuation of your piano here as an onsite inspection is needed to assess the condition etc of the instrument.

It would be best to make contact with a local piano tuner and ask them to assess and value the piano.

https://www.spsf.pl/ is the professional association of piano tuners in Poland where you can find details of piano tuners in your area.

Fiona

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