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#1976249 - 10/20/12 12:14 PM How to date my upright?
MonkeyMark Offline
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Registered: 01/17/12
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I have an upright which I have been led to believe is from the 50's, but how do I tell for sure?

Looking around it there are several different numbers. But I don't know what are dates, serial numbers, batch numbers or whatever.

If it helps, it's a Ferry & Foster (so probably a stencil).

How can I tell for certain?

Cheers, Mark
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#1976300 - 10/20/12 02:07 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: MonkeyMark]
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Is your upright old enough to date?

It's Saturday and I just finished work. Apologies where necessary.
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#1976320 - 10/20/12 03:01 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: rXd]
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Originally Posted By: rxd
Is your upright old enough to date?



She should be, but I was looking for something "no-strings"!
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#1976338 - 10/20/12 03:54 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: MonkeyMark]
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Try sending it flowers...

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#1976345 - 10/20/12 04:18 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: SirHuddlestonFudd]
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I tried. She said "Ain't NO way your putting that vase on me!"
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#1976399 - 10/20/12 06:20 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: SirHuddlestonFudd]
ando Offline
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Originally Posted By: SirHuddlestonFudd
Try sending it flowers...


I heard she was already seeing a harpsichord...

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#1976516 - 10/20/12 11:33 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: ando]
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Originally Posted By: ando
I heard she was already seeing a harpsichord...


That won't last. They have a reputation for plucking around.
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#1976633 - 10/21/12 07:35 AM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: MonkeyMark]
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My Pierce atlas is so old they have to be at least 25 before I can date them.
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#1979810 - 10/28/12 07:33 PM Re: How to date my upright? [Re: MonkeyMark]
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Have you tried lifting the lid?
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