I have read your input regarding someone elses Kessels and was hoping you could tell us a little about the history of ours!
On the top underside of the lid is has KESSELS inscribed and;
Inside above the strings it has a plaque on the top write hand corner which has 'Royal Dutch Piano works Tilburg Holland " embossed into it.
There was obviously another plaque on the left hand side which probably had the date ? shape of a royal crown? but has sadly been removed!
Looking forward to any feed back you may have!
http://www.muziekinstrumentenmuseum.nl/ ... t=22&mit=1
I have heard that Kessels is a German piano, but the Kessels I have got was made in Tilburg, Holland by M.J.H. Kessels. It was the bigest music instrument factory of europe at the time. M.J.H. Kessels also uso to write music. Most of the pianos they made were exported to the UK.
In Tilburg there is a museum showing al the instruments that were made by Kessels.
Unfortunately his importer was a very bad payer, and it almost bankrupted Kessels around 1914. So there still must be a lot of instruments in your country.
Besides a composer and conducter Kessels was a huge publisher of mainly band music. All instruments were produced in his factory, from wind, brass to strings.