John Spencer & Co Upright Piano

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John Spencer & Co Upright Piano

Post by Tylerttyler1 » 20 Jan 2017, 02:00


My grandmother has a John Spencer & Co upright piano serial 51173. Does anyone know the age of this piano along with any history.

I can provide other information as well as pictures if needed.


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Re: John Spencer & Co Upright Piano

Post by Bill Kibby » 20 Jan 2017, 10:57

The majority of pianos cannot be reliably dated by numbers, as explained at
but with Spencer it is usually straightforward, and if you open the top and see 51173 this suggests that it was made in 1908. If you can post photos here to show what the whole piano looks like, this may help. It is not possible to trace the history of individual Spencer pianos, but there is useful general information about upright pianos at

If you want to search inside the piano for clues, have a look at
Piano History Centre
Email via my website.
If you find old references or links on this site to, they should refer to

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