Age of upright J B Cramer & Co

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Age of upright J B Cramer & Co

Post by wwloudon » 12 Jul 2015, 10:09

Hope you can help. The serial no. is 29950. I suspect Edwardian. It has candleholders on the front panel! Many thanks.

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Re: Age of upright J B Cramer & Co

Post by Bill Kibby » 12 Jul 2015, 11:49

The number suggests that it was made in 1899, so technically Victorian, but only just!
http://www.pianohistory.info/edwardian.html

However, dating pianos purely on the basis of numbers can be misleading, as explained at
http://www.pianohistory.info/numbers.html

Is there any chance you could post photos here to show us what the whole piano looks like? Or email them to me to post?

If you want to search for clues inside the piano, have a look at
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Re: Age of upright J B Cramer & Co

Post by wwloudon » 12 Jul 2015, 13:13

Hope you got the photos alright - mailed from phone.
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Re: Age of upright J B Cramer & Co

Post by Bill Kibby » 12 Jul 2015, 13:29

1899cramer#29950n.JPG
This is clearly the serial number, and I have been able to confirm that their dates are correct for that time, so we can assume that this is an 1899 piano, although typical of Edwardian style.
1899Cramer#29950u.JPG
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