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Post by alan forman » 07 Feb 2015, 18:36

Have a client with a "Crane & Sons" upright although only a straight-strung have just had it re-polished - as it`s been in the family from new. Any idea of the actual makers of these anyone please? I believe Kennards made some instruments for dealers to badge as they pleased .......
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Post by Bill Kibby » 07 Feb 2015, 18:51

Unfortunately, it isn't always possible to know who the wholesalers are, there were several. Certainly some were made by Kennard, Harold, Cremona, or Clarence lyon, as mentioned at

If you find a C&S number in the piano, you may be able to date it from my page at
Piano History Centre
If you find old references or links on this site to, alter these to

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