I have a Brasted Mahogany upright Piano that I bought about 25 years ago, I am in Western Australia.
I have tried to find some identifying serial numbers etc without success however when I removed the front bottom cover the iron framework has the number 1837 cast into it, is this a serial number ? I doubt that it is a manufacture date as I assumed these weren't made until the 1920s Thanks for any replies.
Dating a piano purely on the basis of numbers is often not as simple as it seems, and most pianos have more than one number inside. Numbers cast into the iron frame were put there before the piano was assembled, they are not serial numbers, but some are dates.
There may be a date label under the lowest keys.
Is it possible you could post photos here to show us what the WHOLE piano looks like? Have a look for clues at
For example, # 44,100 is 1927.