STURNE baby grand

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STURNE baby grand

Post by easynetjohn » 05 Nov 2004, 10:32

Does anybody know anything about this make of piano??
I think it was supplied by Harrods
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 05 Nov 2004, 20:37

There was a US make called Sturn but I have never come accross Sturne.

Try asking Harrods


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Re: STURNE baby grand

Post by Brecon Dragon » 28 Feb 2019, 16:41

I have a Sturne baby grand piano. As it had Harrods on it I contacted their piano department some years ago. It was apparently made, I think by an English firm, in the 1930s and given a German-sounding name because that sounded more upmarket! Sadly I have mislaid the information I was given and now Harrods have closed their piano department. It’s still a lovely piano though.

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Post by Bill Kibby » 28 Feb 2019, 20:13

This is one of many names that always seem to be used on modernised British pianos that have lost their original name transfers. The transfers were available for a few pence, and these meaningless names are a joke in the piano workshops. See
http://www.pianohistory.info/names.html
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http://pianohistory.info
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If you find old references or links on this site to pianogen.org, alter these to pianohistory.info

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Re: STURNE baby grand

Post by chrisw » 28 Feb 2019, 20:36

Harrods may have closed their piano department but they are still willing to provide information they have from their stock books. In August last year a friend wrote to them about the Bechstein grand that is kept in a local library. It had been supplied as a used piano by Harrods in 1946.

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