Help identify brand of piano

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Help identify brand of piano

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I have been tasked with trying to identify the age and make of a piano we were lucky to inherit from a loved one, no idea about the piano however when we had the piano tuned about 15 years ago the piano tuner asked us to get in touch with him if ever we were considering selling the piano, so I believe it must be a little special.
I have managed to find some identifying numbers/marks but am completely stumped when it comes to the piano maker. Would love any thoughts or suggestions on where I can find this information on the piano because I have looked several times with no luck.

The serial number by the pins is 18307, the number on the cast iron is ba214 in a circle. All photos attached, any help would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately the piano is no longer getting any use, so it would be great to know a bit more about it so we can pass it on to the right person to enjoy and appreciate it.

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Like many products you may buy today, names on the front of pianos are often meaningless anyway.
The 214 mark tends to be found in the early 1920s, and this seems a possible sort of date from what I can see.
If you are lucky there may be a label under the keys of the bottom notes..
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