John Broadwood & Sons cottage piano

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Keysandtunes
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John Broadwood & Sons cottage piano

Post by Keysandtunes » 11 Dec 2015, 15:27

Hi all,
Please can you help me to date my piano? It's serial number is 30154. I will post some photos. Thanks for your help.

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Re: John Broadwood and sons upright piano

Post by Bill Kibby » 11 Dec 2015, 17:17

1867Broadwood#30154u (19).jpg
Closed.
1867Broadwood#30154u (29).jpg
Open. Does it have 85 notes?
1867Broadwood#30154u (39).jpg
Close-up of leg.
I have shuffled these pictures around so that they all appear together in one post, and up the right way. The number suggests that it was made in 1867, it is a typical Cottage Piano, as described at
http://www.pianohistory.info/victorian.html
That page also mentions the leg style as typical of the 1860s. The top door (top front panel) was probably pierced fretwork originally, now replaced by a plain board which doesn't match. I don't know whether "lid" means the top or the fall (keyboard lid) but it appears to be rosewood veneer. If you want to search inside the piano for clues, have a look at
http://www.pianohistory.info/datemarks.html
Piano History Centre
http://pianohistory.info
Email via my website.
If you find old references or links on this site to pianogen.org, they should refer to pianohistory.info

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