Steinbach Marque Deposee no. 26697, Berlin

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Steinbach Marque Deposee no. 26697, Berlin

Post by Steinbach » 03 Jan 2014, 11:42

I would like to know more about the history of my mother's piano, a C. Steinbach, (or J. Steinbach?) Marque Deposee, No. 26697, Berlin.
This upright piano was bought in Uitenhage, South Africa at a store named H.F. Couldridge Ltd. in +- 1955. According to the shop owner the piano was 25-50 years old.
It is a black upright piano and we think the keys are made of dark wood and ivory but we are not sure.

Can anybody tell us more about this piano and its history? I managed to find a lot about Alex Steinbach (Korea), but not C. Steinbach (Berlin).

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Re: Steinbach Marque Deposee no. 26697, Berlin

Post by Bill Kibby » 03 Jan 2014, 20:19

I have combined both your postings in one. There were a number of firms in different countries (including Korea, Germany, Italy and China) producing pianos called STEINBACH, and in modern times the name could be bought for a few pence and stuck onto any old piano that had lost its name because of repolishing. This means that the name itself does not help us to know anything about the individual piano.

I have no record of a C. Steinbach or J. Steinbach.
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