I was after the year this piano was made:
Spencer serial number 10586. I know you cant give me a value but anything will help as a lady who I just met would like to sell it and has no idea what to ask. Im located in Australia.
Thank you for your time.
Some modern Spencer numbers can be found near the bottom of the page at
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If you remove the front panel [and music rest combined] - you may see a set of numbers there - usually near & around the tuning pins.
Not very fashionable now these piano; both design look & colour - try Ebay..au start about $60 or less [no reserve] and see what happens.... the value will be depicted by the bids & how good your advert is, and how well the piano has been tuned & serviced....
We got a funny old upright piano with our house. It is John Spencer and co (big scrolly writing - no other maker marks) and the number inside is 12471, with John Spencer and 2a stamped above. It has wooden pedals with brass tips.
It has just been very sucessfully tuned by Dave who comments that it appears that it hasn't been moved around much.
Our house was built in 1886 and I am intrigued to know whether the piano is of a similar age.
and I would say it was around 1889, perhaps not quite as old as the house, but close.
There are also some brief comments on Spencer's pianos of the 1880s at http://pianogen.org/victorian.html