Our Rogers Piano...

Ask questions on piano history and the age of your piano.

Moderators: Feg, Gill the Piano, Bill Kibby

Post Reply
New Member
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: 10 Jun 2013, 17:54

Our Rogers Piano...

Post by SusanL » 10 Jun 2013, 18:12

It appears that Rogers made baby grand pianos up until about 1930 and we have one in our church which we'd like to find out a little more about. Apparently we should be able to find a serial number which would give us more info on our instrument and even date it? Can anyone tell me where to look? On the frame? underneath? under the lid?

As a flautist I simply don't know enough - it seems a nice instrument and I don't think the frame is compromised or the soundboard cracked but in truth, I could be mistaken. Would our piano tuner be the best person to advise on its condition and desirability with respect to valuation ahead of a potential sale as it seems a pity to have it sitting unused in our building if there were someone who would play it on a regular basis. Or would asking a local piano dealer be a better way to go? We are in, Kent - reasonably close to Canterbury and therefore I wonder if there are any recommendations. Would a private sale be recommended or not?

Many thanks for any comments...

User avatar
Bill Kibby
Posts: 5372
Joined: 04 Jun 2003, 19:25
Location: East Anglia UK

Re: Our Rogers Piano...

Post by Bill Kibby » 10 Jun 2013, 18:55

If you can find a number, and there is only one, it may tell us the date, but nothing else. Your tuner will be looking inside anyway, so why not ask him to look for a number? As for selling grands, it is very difficult to find a buyer now, or get a reasonable price for them, so if a dealer wants to take it on, that may be your best bet.

Some modern Rogers numbers can be found near the bottom of the page at
Piano History Centre
Email bill@pianohistory.info
If you find old references or links on this site to pianogen.org, alter these to pianohistory.info

Post Reply