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Dale Forty

Post by Gill the Piano » 30 Aug 2018, 17:52

Hello Bill, tuned a tiny weeny Dale Forty today, 5 and a half octaves, no 43022. Oak case, looks to be 1920s but could find no date and Pierce was no help at all. It was sold by Mickleburgh in Bristol. Would you be able to help with an accurate(ish) date please? Tickled by Pierce's interpretation of Cheltenham; Eizenham! Probably the result of a kid scratching bits of the transfer off as they have done at a local music centre; rather than Made In England, the transfers now read Mad in gland...
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Re: Dale Forty

Post by Bill Kibby » 31 Aug 2018, 12:27

They certainly turned out some of these little Student Pianos around 1920, but I am not convinced they made them, some of their pianos were made by Challen, Cramer and others. I will see what I can find out.

There is a slight possibility that it was the 22nd piano made in 1943.

Imagine - Pierce didn't help!?!?
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Re: Dale Forty

Post by Gill the Piano » 31 Aug 2018, 18:48

Bill Kibby wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 12:27
Imagine - Pierce didn't help!?!?
Ah, but Eizenham did give me a laugh though...so it does have its uses apart from standing my sarnies on in the car!

Looked very like a tiny Cramer I tuned once but looks older than 1943.
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