HAMILTON PIANO CO., Est. 1889, with factories at Chicago Heights, Ill. Controlled by the Baldwin Piano Company. Gibson Guitars Guitars acquired the Hamilton name in 2001, when they purchased the Baldwin Piano Co. See Acrosonic or Baldwin for additional numbers. Serial numbers are for the first piano made in year shown.
Piano serial numbers identify the (1) age of your piano, the (2)piano's year of manufacture, as well as (3) the circumstancessurrounding the production of your piano, including factory history,manufacturing processes, and company ownership and oversight.
On older pianos, you may find 3-5 screws, underneath the keyslip, that will need to be removed (or, simply lift up, if no screws are present) to view the action frame. The serial number may be stamped on the front of the frame's wooden base, immediately under the keys.
Hallet Davis began making pianos in 1835 and was among the first companies to build pianos in Boston. Many famous musicians have selected Hallet Davis pianos as their instruments of choice. To determine the value of a Hallet Davis upright piano, identifying the serial number determines the age of the instrument, which (depending on condition) then determines the value. Online resources, books and piano appraisal technicians can help find the value.
Use the "Bluebook of Pianos" by Bob Furst to determine the value of your piano. Cross-reference the manufacturer (Hallet Davis) with the style (upright), the year and the serial number. Consider the condition your piano is in to determine an approximate value.
Hello - I have a Hallet Davis piano that I'd like to sell but I am having trouble finding any information on how to price it appropriately. It looks like the serial number is 15487, but I am not sure if there is another number before the 1, making it a 6 digit number. There appears to be something, but we are unable to make it out. The piano is at least 47 years old. Can anyone help given this information? TIA
Upright or vertical piano serial numbers can usually be found by lifting the lid and looking inside on the gold harp or plate. It is usually not necessary to remove the upper front panel to find the serial number (as in this picture).
By locating the serial number, you can begin your research to know the value of the piano. The first thing the serial number tells you is the age of the piano. Paired with the who made the piano, the age is a key piece of information, and many piano experts can begin to assign a value quickly after assessing the condition and a few other criteria.
To start the process of learning your Winter piano's value, locate the serial number. The serial number is the birth certificate of a piano and is the only way to determine valuable information like the year, make and model of the piano. This is what antique piano experts and restoration companies like Lindeblad use to help with the piano appraisal. Locate your piano's serial number using our helpful guide: How to Find the Serial Number On Any Piano.
Depending upon the brand, the model number can be in different places. The information and images below provide general information and brand specific areas. If you cannot find any serial or model numbers, your piano may have been refurbished and the number plate, if there was one, was not put back on or the number was covered.
On an acoustic piano, the model number and serial number are stamped on the frame of the piano. On an upright piano, you will find the model number on the right hand side of the frame, and the serial number is stamped on the frame around the middle of the piano, normally in line with the middle octave of the piano. Grand pianos are similar, with the model number being on the right hand side of the front of the frame, in line with the 7th octave. The serial number can be found just to the left of the model number in most cases.
HomeManualsSuppliesSearchConsultContactTestingServiceService & Technical ManualsThe Serial NumberThe Serial Number is typically located in the vicinity of the Tuning Pins and more specifically between the bass and tenor tuning pins. Most commonly, there is a small oval shaped hole (or cut-out) in the cast iron plate (painted gold color) and the Serial Number is stamped into the wood beneath the plate. This is true for upright units and most grand pianos. Some grand piano makers stamped the number on the Soundboard but this is the exception rather than the rule. On upright units made after 1960, some manufacturers stamped the serial number on the back of the piano. This is especially true of units made by the Aeolian Corporation and Asian built units. 2b1af7f3a8