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#2027419 - 02/05/13 12:27 PM Follow up on our new, old Weber upright
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Registered: 12/31/12
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Hi all-

I wanted to let you know what the tuner thought of the old (but new-to-us) Weber New York piano. He is a well regarded and recommended piano tech! So happy to report that he felt it was one of the best old pianos he had ever seen! He was amazed at the condition of the pins, hammers, board, everything, I think he was really surprised! The pitch was good and all was in line. He said there was no rust even on this metal bar (forgot the name.). So we are thrilled to have some years with this piano for our family?

He said they just don't make pianos like that any more. We talked about the times of the USA when this was built, it wasn't even World War I. Pianos were a big form of entertainment, no TV, something to really think about.

Still don't know the exact year but somewhere around 1899/1900, serial number 49708.

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#2027423 - 02/05/13 12:30 PM Re: Follow up on our new, old Weber upright [Re: Tjpp]
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Registered: 01/14/13
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glad to hear that! Your neighbour must been taken a good care of it smile

#2027424 - 02/05/13 12:31 PM Re: Follow up on our new, old Weber upright [Re: Tjpp]
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Loc: Georgia, USA
Glad you got a good report! Enjoy!

Post a recording or two when you can. smile

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#2027425 - 02/05/13 12:41 PM Re: Follow up on our new, old Weber upright [Re: Tjpp]
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It's great when things work out well!

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#2027433 - 02/05/13 12:58 PM Re: Follow up on our new, old Weber upright [Re: Tjpp]
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I think that would be 1900, just before they joined Aeolian.
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#2027602 - 02/05/13 05:59 PM Re: Follow up on our new, old Weber upright [Re: Tjpp]
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Looks like a great old piano, hope you enjoy it for many more years!

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#2028441 - 02/06/13 11:37 PM Re: Follow up on our new, old Weber upright [Re: Tjpp]
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Loc: Seattle, WA USA
It is a handsome old brute. Hope you have fun with it!
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#2028619 - 02/07/13 09:01 AM Re: Follow up on our new, old Weber upright [Re: Tjpp]
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Once I figure out out to record a clip, I will and post it! We are loving it!

#2028663 - 02/07/13 10:19 AM Re: Follow up on our new, old Weber upright [Re: Tjpp]
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#2028667 - 02/07/13 10:23 AM Re: Follow up on our new, old Weber upright [Re: Tjpp]
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Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 50
Here are the serial numbers I found for my Weber (Rochester NY). So yours was probably 1900 on the dot. It also seems likely based on the cabinet style - there is a good description of how the cabinets changed during this era here: http://www.pianobuyer.com/PDFarchive/2012_UprightCabinetStyles.pdf

Do you have any pictures of the inside? I am beginning my own Weber adventure (I think you posted in the thread) and it would be interesting to compare.

Weber & Co (Rochester NY)
1860 - #1900
1865 - #3000
1870 - #6000
1875 - #10000
1880 - #16300
1885 - #27900
1890 - #32000
1895 - #41000
1900 - #49400
1905 - #57000
1910 - #64500
1915 - #71900
1920 - #76000
1925 - #78900
1930 - #81300
1935 - #86000
1940 - #90700
1946 - #94000
1950 - #94600
1955 - #95400
1960 - #96850
1965 - #99100
1970 - #100082
1977 - #100432
1978 - #100733

#2048955 - 03/16/13 01:11 AM Re: Follow up on our new, old Weber upright [Re: Tjpp]
Jfilm Offline
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Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 5
Hi there,

Just saw your post- I have the same style Weber, slightly older than yours, serial number 40786 from about 1894. My piano tech was also really surprised at how great of condition it was on the inside. I've got two old uprights and have to get rid of one of them, so struggling with that decision!

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