Marshall and Sons, how old is my piano?

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Marshall and Sons, how old is my piano?

Post by AsC » 30 Apr 2016, 20:03

Hi, I've got a Marshall and Sons piano and no idea as to which specific year it may have been made in. It's serial number is 12567 and after research (on the Internet) I have concluded its pre-1925. Can someone help me work out which year it's from? Thanks

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Post by Bill Kibby » 30 Apr 2016, 23:19

I have no dates of numbers for Marshall & Sons, and it is not likely that Marshall & Rose numbers can be applied. I thought Marshall & Sons became Marshall & Rose in 1911. It may be made by Welmar, which puts it before 1925 as you say.

If you want to search inside the piano for clues, have a look at
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If you could post some photos here to show us what the whole piano looks like, I may be able to tell you more. There may also be clues for you at
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Re: Marshall and Sons, how old is my piano?

Post by Strongsson » 14 May 2016, 11:18

I suppose it is something between 1911 and 1925.

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Re: Marshall and Sons, how old is my piano?

Post by Bill Kibby » 14 May 2016, 14:32

I thought that would mean it was Marshall & Rose? The name change suggests that your piano is pre-1911. Without photos, I am working in the dark.
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Re: Marshall and Sons, how old is my piano?

Post by AsC » 14 May 2016, 14:36

Thank you for your help, it appears that the piano was from 1924. As such, I can conclude this topic. Once again, thank you very much for your help.

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Post by Bill Kibby » 14 May 2016, 17:15

I would still be interested to know the complete, exact wording and spelling of the name on the piano.
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Re: Marshall and Sons, how old is my piano?

Post by AsC » 14 May 2016, 18:30

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Sir Herbert Marshall & Sons L.T.D.
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Re: Marshall and Sons, how old is my piano?

Post by Bill Kibby » 15 May 2016, 20:42

As far as I was aware, Marshall was only in Leicester for a brief period around 1894, but looking at my files, I see that they were there until at least 1928.
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