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#30648 - 12/01/07 11:44 AM H. C. Bay
David G. Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
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Loc: California
I have an H. C. Bay grand piano that has been in my family for about 60 - years. It was somewhat of an antique when my parents bought it in 1948. I am trying to determine the true age of the piano however I cannot locate a serial number. I would appreciat any information about this piano and in particular, I would appreciate any help in locating the serial number.

Thank you

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#30649 - 12/01/07 12:59 PM Re: H. C. Bay
VGrantano Offline
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Registered: 11/21/04
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Loc: New Jersey
H.C.Bay piano was one of the first to make many pianos with any name the dealer wanted(Stencil)
It was the first grand to advertise a grand for $595.00. They were in Blufton Ind. 1914-1929
Ser#'s from 3000 to 23000 They made 1000 to 1500 piano per year.If you put your hand under it and feel the thickness of the rim it's about a half inch thick. A really bad cheap piano. Sorry, but you asked.
Serial could be any place. Maybe get under with a light. Stamped on bottom of sound board. It should be easy to see it, if I remember right it had no posts under it.

#30650 - 12/01/07 01:24 PM Re: H. C. Bay
David G. Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 5
Loc: California
Thank you VGrantano.

I appreciate your honest answer. I am thinking about selling it because it is to big for our home and not knowing much about pianos, I am trying to set a fair price. Your comments help.

I am still trying to find the serial number but so far - no luck

Thank you again for your prompt reply.

#30651 - 12/01/07 04:40 PM Re: H. C. Bay
Craigen Offline
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Certainly under $1500 if it is all original. Maybe less.
Piano Technician, member Piano Technicians Guild.

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#30652 - 12/02/07 11:30 AM Re: H. C. Bay
David G. Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 5
Loc: California
Thank you Cragin:

I will list it at well under the amount you suggested. I appreciate the information.


#30653 - 12/02/07 11:35 AM Re: H. C. Bay
David G. Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 5
Loc: California
Sorry Craigen about the typographical error in the above posting.

#30654 - 02/29/08 05:13 PM Re: H. C. Bay
SGRAY38745 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/05
Posts: 2
Hi David- you will find the serial # in the removable hood.


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