J. Becker grand SN 22785 ??

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J. Becker grand SN 22785 ??

Post by Evelyn » 24 Aug 2014, 00:03

I have just acquired a family heirloom piano, and would appreciate any information about it. It is a J. Becker piano with serial number 22785. Thanks so much. Evelyn
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Re: J. Becker grand SN 22785 ??

Post by Bill Kibby » 24 Aug 2014, 14:40

Thanks for the photos, it shows that the name is actually Becker, not Beckmann, so I have altered your posting. I imagine this was Jacob Becker of St.Petersburg, (rather than the American one) I have no serial number dates that would apply to this number, but a piano with a very similar number was estimated at 1868. I would have guessed yours was much later, perhaps into the 1900s.

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Re: J. Becker grand SN 22785 ??

Post by Evelyn » 24 Aug 2014, 20:13

Hello Bill,
Thanks so much for your response. I have attached a full view of the piano as requested, and sincerely appreciate your help.
Kind regards,
Evelyn
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Re: J. Becker grand SN 22785 ??

Post by Bill Kibby » 24 Aug 2014, 23:19

It seems that the estimate 1868 was related to statements about serial number dates which I have not been able to confirm. I still feel that this is much later, but have no accurate information, unless anyone on the forum can help.
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Re: J. Becker grand SN 22785 ??

Post by Finland_tuner » 25 Aug 2014, 12:32

It is c.1906, by this time the owner of the factory was K.K.Schroeder.
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