Can't find many numbers, labels or stamps on it other than one on the frame just under the top lid on the left 5 digits and a 3 digit one just inside on the end on the wood, pics attached. Don't have a lot of room for it but don't want to get rid of it, just interested in any known history/details. Need to re-glue many of the key tops as they came off one year for some reason, assume too much change in temperature or something
The key coverings falling off suggests that the scotch glue has got damp.
Hmmm the dampness probably comes from our evaporative air conditioner unfortunately.
I would be expecting a serial number in the 70,000 range, and not usually imprinted on the edge like that.
If your tuner feels it is safe to remove the action, it may be marked with the action makers' name (perhaps Higel) and number, and I may be able to date this.
The 269 on most parts is the last 3 digits of the serial number, which would date it at 1915, or perhaps just into 1916, so earlier than I guessed, but who knows how accurate these dates would be in the middle of a world war.
Does this fit in with the earliest of the tuning dates?
Cardall would be a senior worker at the factory, signing his work.