I had no idea that G&K pianos were made in London. Does anyone have any information about this please? The serial number is 120593. This does not match with any of the G&K numbeers. It does have the G&K shield. I did find a vauge reference online to 120439 dated 1933 which at least confirms my date guess.
Any info would be great.
has a list for Gors & Kallmann, and says...
1934 Challen pianos were being made in London at the Brasted factory, with the “Gors & Kallmann” name on them, and numbers in the 120,000 range, which do not correspond to serial numbers for Gors & Kallmann, or Challen, or Brasted!
Whether they were really "to the specifications" I can't say, but it agrees with the quote you gave. I am not sure what a "studio" is, it seems to be an American term.
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However its a good example and has a reaonable tone so I will continue to save it from piano heaven.
As for "studio" I never considered it an americanism but certainly explains when I get blank looks when I talk about Studio Pianos with piano traders. The dangers of learning what you know from the internet yayyyy. The definition of a Studio does nicely fit a certain design type though. 44-46" high, usually 85 keys with a music shelf rather than drop down stand and looks like it was made for wheeling around a school or church hall.
Thanks for your help.