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#2197291 - 12/13/13 11:27 PM Can't identify this baby grand
bjrpkr Offline
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Registered: 12/13/13
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I'm trying to find info on a small grand piano. It appears to be mahogany; plain, sturdy, no ornamentation; no name; serial number 10239; appears to be a round raised symbol on the metal frame that looks like it says OSBORN QUALITY. I don't think it's as old as an Osborn, would put that mid 1800's. Everything is intact, no cracks, still in storage so I couldn't play it. Any help or ideas about what it is would be great...
Mark in MO

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#2197385 - 12/14/13 08:26 AM Re: Can't identify this baby grand [Re: bjrpkr]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Hi Mark - Welcome to Piano World!

That's not a lot of information to go on, but you would be surprised and the knowledge and info available in the forum.

What would be very helpful for identification would be some photos, inside and out. Photos of the plate (metal frame) and the tuning pin area are the most helpful. Usually the plate design is unique to each builder.

Are any photos available from before it went into storage? Is it going to be set up in the near future?
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#2197393 - 12/14/13 09:08 AM Re: Can't identify this baby grand [Re: bjrpkr]
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Pierce Piano Atlas shows pianos made by Samuel Osborn in Chicago. Serial numbers are listed from 1918-1921, and yours would be approximately 1919, if, in fact, your piano was made by Sam Osborn.
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