Eberhardt - Hays

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Eberhardt - Hays

Post by jmh » 09 Jun 2013, 17:38

I have an upright Eberhardt - Hays piano and would like to find out the age and value. I understand that the Eberhardt & Hays company was in existence in the early 1900's in Wichita but that is all the information I have found. Inside the piano is a stamp that says Eberhardt - Hays. Underneath that is says "Special" and underneath that "Chicago - Wichita". I do have the serial number but have been unable to find anything online that helps me determine age or value. Can anyone help?

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Post by Bill Kibby » 09 Jun 2013, 20:53

Nobody can guess the value or condition without being there to inspect it and tune it. As for its age, it was probably made by Foster-Armstrong, and should follow their serial numbers. I have no other information on Eberhardt-Hays.
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Re: Eberhardt - Hays

Post by jmh » 10 Jun 2013, 01:05

Thanks Bill.

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Post by athomik » 14 Jun 2013, 17:07

Sorry, totally OT, but I used to have a Geography/RE teacher called Eberhardt when I went to school in Germany. :roll:

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Re: Eberhardt - Hays

Post by Gill the Piano » 14 Jun 2013, 17:09

Did he make pianos with his mate the music teacher, My Hays?
I play for my own amazement... :piano;

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Re: Eberhardt - Hays

Post by athomik » 15 Jun 2013, 14:12

Gill the Piano wrote:Did he make pianos with his mate the music teacher, My Hays?
:) Not that I know of, but he did occasionally turn up at school in his slippers or his jumper on inside-out.

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Re: Eberhardt - Hays

Post by joe » 16 Jun 2013, 17:00

Eberhardt is a not a a builder of pianos probably one of those polished on names,Hays used to have a shop in Stirling in Scotland and used to do a bit of piano dabbling,a photo would help ?.

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Post by Bill Kibby » 16 Jun 2013, 18:08

Eberhardt Hays were in the states.
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Re: Eberhardt - Hays

Post by bilbreyt » 06 Mar 2015, 22:55

I have an Eberhardt-Hays Upright piano with Serial # 40201, and it was built in the fourth quarter of 1915. The first serial number used in 1915 was 37800, and there were 3200 pianos built in 1915. The pianos were manufactured by Foster-Armstrong Company. Mine has marked on the Inside plate

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