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#2102026 - 06/13/13 03:03 PM Piano Forte ad from 1836
Nomadness Offline
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Registered: 04/05/07
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HI folks...

I usually hang out on the Digital Pianos forum (that's all that will fit on my boat!), but had to pop over to share this. It is from the March 25, 1836 edition of the Philadelphia Public Ledger, which turned up in my old family archives.



Cheers!
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#2102074 - 06/13/13 04:39 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Nomadness]
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"WAREROOM" is nice. Probably not as big as a whole warehouse.

Thanks for posting it, Steve.
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#2102083 - 06/13/13 05:01 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Nomadness]
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I wonder who the "gentlemen from the west" were.

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#2102084 - 06/13/13 05:04 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Nomadness]
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Originally Posted By: BrianCramp
I wonder who the "gentlemen from the west" were.

Saloon piano players maybe? smile
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#2102098 - 06/13/13 05:27 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Nomadness]
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It's interesting that Grove & Wohlien predates Steinway!

The grand, as we know it, hadn't been born yet.
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#2102099 - 06/13/13 05:29 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Rickster]
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Originally Posted By: Rickster
Originally Posted By: BrianCramp
I wonder who the "gentlemen from the west" were.

Saloon piano players maybe? smile

Or maybe Mississippi River steamboat owners wanting to provide entertainment?

I'm wracking my brain for American history dates, but I think in 1836 California was still part of Mexico, and Chicago was just a small town.

The Colorado silver rush and California gold rush hadn't happened yet. I can't think who in the west would have had money for a new-fangled piano forte.

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#2102101 - 06/13/13 05:30 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Nomadness]
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I'll have to go check them out, especially as they said their prices are the lowest.

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#2102107 - 06/13/13 05:33 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Numerian]
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Originally Posted By: Numerian
I'll have to go check them out, especially as they said their prices are the lowest.

Maybe Noam can finally find one he likes there. wink

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#2102108 - 06/13/13 05:40 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Nomadness]
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At that time, Chicago & St. Louis were the West. And it was pretty rugged at that. There are many stories of settlers hauling a piano in their covered wagons.
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#2102109 - 06/13/13 05:41 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: BrainCramp]
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Maybe Noam can finally find one he likes there. wink [/quote]

Good one..........lol. I think even he got a laugh at that one.

I'm also going to start talking like that........blob
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#2102111 - 06/13/13 05:41 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: BrainCramp]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Originally Posted By: BrainCramp
Originally Posted By: Numerian
I'll have to go check them out, especially as they said their prices are the lowest.

Maybe Noam can finally find one he likes there. wink

What's their trade-up policy?
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#2102113 - 06/13/13 05:47 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Nomadness]
Dave B Offline
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Registered: 08/01/11
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Loc: Philadelphia area
How did they alter 5 1/2 octaves to 6 octaves. Puts new meaning to the "stretcher rail".

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#2102119 - 06/13/13 06:04 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty

What's their trade-up policy?

grin

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#2102214 - 06/13/13 10:53 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: BrainCramp]
Rich Galassini Offline
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Originally Posted By: BrainCramp
I wonder who the "gentlemen from the west" were.



In 1834 the Pennsylvania Railroad completed the "Main Line". This was a railroad that regularly went west of the city and this resulted in a flurry of summer homes and mansions being built in the countryside there.

This was the first time that Philadelphians could work each day in the city and commute miles outside the city to their new homes. These wealthy Philadelphian gentlemen were probably in the midst of furnishing these brand new homes in 1836.

This section of the western suburbs of Philadelphia is still called "The Main Line".

This concludes our Philadelphia history lesson for today.
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#2102235 - 06/13/13 11:41 PM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini
Originally Posted By: BrainCramp
I wonder who the "gentlemen from the west" were.



In 1834 the Pennsylvania Railroad completed the "Main Line". This was a railroad that regularly went west of the city and this resulted in a flurry of summer homes and mansions being built in the countryside there.

This was the first time that Philadelphians could work each day in the city and commute miles outside the city to their new himes. These wealthy Philadelphian gentlemen were probably in the midst of furnishing these brand new homes in 1836.

This section of the western suburbs of Philadelphia is still called "The Main Line".

This concludes our Philadelphia history lesson for today.


Aw shucks, you gave it away. I was so enjoying the idea of riverboat and Chi-town honkytonk players visiting old Philly for thar' pianee playin' needs.

(As I'm originally from MontCo PA I knew immediately who the ad was referencing. Reality = not as much fun. )
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#2102388 - 06/14/13 09:38 AM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Tararex]
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Originally Posted By: Tararex

Aw shucks, you gave it away. I was so enjoying the idea of riverboat and Chi-town honkytonk players visiting old Philly for thar' pianee playin' needs.

(As I'm originally from MontCo PA I knew immediately who the ad was referencing. Reality = not as much fun. )

laugh

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#2102395 - 06/14/13 10:11 AM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Loc: Near Dayton, Ohio USA
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
At that time, Chicago & St. Louis were the West. And it was pretty rugged at that. There are many stories of settlers hauling a piano in their covered wagons.

So was Cincinnati (Ohio), still known in some circles as the Queen City of the West.

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#2102399 - 06/14/13 10:24 AM Re: Piano Forte ad from 1836 [Re: BrainCramp]
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Registered: 03/21/13
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Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: BrainCramp
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty

What's their trade-up policy?

grin


Marty, Braincamp - PPLLEEEEEEAAAAAASSEEE don't go there!

P.S. - it was funny, though! thumb

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