Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
64 registered (ando, AprilE, agraffe, aluk, BearLake, 14 invisible), 1707 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1443505 - 05/25/10 04:18 PM BH Janssen Piano
Takhi Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/24/10
Posts: 1
Hi All,

This is my first post to the forum.

We purchased a BH Janssen upright for our girls this weekend. Here's a link to some photos of it:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj284/happybluelizard/Piano/DSC02887.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj284/happybluelizard/Piano/DSC02885.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj284/happybluelizard/Piano/DSC02888.jpg

The kids have already given it the nickname of "The Dancing Skeleton Piano" because of the grain pattern across the lid drop. I told them that's what happens to little children who don't practice enough! wink

I'm having trouble finding any information about the piano or the BH Janssen Piano Company. The serial number of the piano is 18700, so I'm assuming it's from the early 1900's. The most I've found about BH Janssen the man is that he was very active in the National Piano Manufacturers' Association & the New York Piano Manufacturers' Association around 1915-16. Does anyone know the age of this piano or any more info about early Janssens?

While I was cleaning the piano out, I noticed the middle pedal is only connected to part of the original trapwork - the rod going up & whatever it was connected to is missing. I'm guessing it was for a muffler rail. If you look at the photo with the lid off, you'll see a circle-shaped scar on the inside of the cabinet (on the right side of the action). There's an identical scar on the other side. Would anyone know what it looked like or if or where I could find a replacement for it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Cheers,
Takhi

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1443537 - 05/25/10 05:03 PM Re: BH Janssen Piano [Re: Takhi]
M.O.P. Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/14/09
Posts: 995
Loc: Ocala, Florida
The serial number you have posted would be for 1910. The Janssen Piano Co. was sold in 1964 to C.G. Conn, Ltd. of Elkhart, Indiana. In 1970 Charles and Barbara Walter purchased the Janssen Piano Co., along with the factory, and changed the name.

The above information is from Pierce's Piano Atlas. If you call Walter Piano Co. directly, they may be able to give you additional information. They are very nice people, and I'm sure if they have any additional information they would be more than willing to share it.
_________________________
Nancy Fanzlaw
Seamstress for the Band

www.FortePianoGallery.com
Forte' Blog - Technical Tuesdays
Forte' on Facebook

"The piano was God's gift to music." Lou Mason


Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
(ad)
Piano Lamps - Piano Lights
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com , beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
I tuned a guitar(?) today!
by Sam S
Yesterday at 10:59 PM
Sound: Kawai CA97/CS11 vs CA67/CS8
by Joe Garfield
Yesterday at 07:17 PM
good source for digital piano ratings?
by childofparadise2002
Yesterday at 05:40 PM
Yamaha P85 Amplifier/PA/Speaker Connection
by 7sax
Yesterday at 05:22 PM
Casio Privia PX-360 - Thoughts/Opinions?
by John from KC
Yesterday at 12:03 PM
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,828 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,890 Topics
2,577,502 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission