Adolf Reisner

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Adolf Reisner

Post by Ceiba » 13 May 2020, 10:38

Piano History

Hi All,..
I’m new on this Piano Forum.
I was able to get in the possession of an upright Piano, however I’m not able to find historical background information.
Also I have in mind to restore the piano so my youngest son can enjoy the pleasure of it.
The only info I have, is that the piano carries the name "Adolf Reisen".
If anyone could help me with the history of said Piano and where can I find the serial number, this would be great.
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Re: Piano History

Post by Bill Kibby » 13 May 2020, 11:47

The correct name is Reisner. Finding the serial number will not help you, because no dates of Reisner's numbers are available.
You best clue is the dates of the exhibition medals shown next to the name, so have a look at
http://www.pianohistory.info/exhibition.html
The piano will have been made after the last exhibition listed. Reisner received medals in the 1870s, but this piano looks more like 1890s.
If your tuner thinks it is safe to remove the action (the working parts of the notes) it may be marked on the back with the action makers' name and number, and I may be able to date this.
Piano History Centre
http://pianohistory.info
Email via my website.
If you find old references or links on this site to pianogen.org, they should refer to pianohistory.info

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Re: Adolf Reisner

Post by Ceiba » 15 May 2020, 07:04

Thanks for the info.
I will update the forum regarding the restoration of my piano.

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