Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2021761 - 01/26/13 04:59 PM Kirschner brand
billertl Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 4
Loc: Wisconsin
Hi everyone. I'm new here and this is my first post.

I was wondering if anyone has any information about the Kirschner piano company. I've tried researching the name, but I haven't found much information.

I have a Kirchner baby grand piano. It's 5'5", with a black ebony finish. I haven't been able to find a serial number anywhere, so determining the age may be difficult. It looks like it's very old, could be 100 years old perhaps, I'm not sure. But at this point I'm mostly looking for info about the company. It seems to be a very obscure maker.

On the case is says "Kirschner", and on the harp it says "Kirschner, New York".

Someone told me that there was a brand of piano named Kirchner that was produced by a parent company named Johnson, but they were located elsewhere (and not in New York).

I'd appreciate any info about this company. Or if you know where to find the serial number, please let me know. I didn't see any numbers anywhere inside.

Thanks.

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2022766 - 01/28/13 11:06 AM Re: Kirschner brand [Re: billertl]
Cy Shuster, RPT Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/18/05
Posts: 3448
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
The Pierce Piano Atlas says that Kirschner was made by the Henry G. Johnson Piano Co. in Bellevue, Iowa. The range of serial numbers for that company goes from 1920 to 1928. Yours may not have been made in Iowa.

Serial numbers on grands of that age are often stamped into the wood of the soundboard at its edge. Remove the music desk (music support rack), and look along the bass side against the rim, and on the treble side on the edge parallel to the front of the piano. The highest number listed is 12,000, for 1928.

You can contact Pierce directly for info. Here's their serial number locator:
http://www.piercepianoatlas.com/findno.html

Pierce also lists a "Kirschner & Sons", with no location or other information.

--Cy--
_________________________
Cy Shuster, RPT
505-265-4234
www.shusterpiano.com
www.facebook.com/shusterpiano
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Registered Piano Technician
Dampp-Chaser Certified Installer
PianoDisc Certified Service Technician

Top
#2061001 - 04/07/13 08:45 PM Re: Kirschner brand [Re: Cy Shuster, RPT]
billertl Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 4
Loc: Wisconsin
Thanks for your help, Cy.

I looked all over the soundboard, and didn't find any serial number there, anywhere.

There is only one number I can see on the entire instrument. It's underneath, on the bottom. "165" is stamped into the wood bottom, directly underneath the Keyboard.

The Pierce website says that pianos often have numbers other than serial numbers, such as part numbers. It also says that part numbers are usually 4 digits or less. So maybe the "165" I saw was not the serial number. However, it's not stamped onto any removable part. It's stamped into a general area, underneath the piano.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Download & Print Sheet Music Instantly
sheet music search
sheet music search

sheet music search
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
148 registered (Akshay, Adam Coleman, accordeur, 51 invisible), 1624 Guests and 32 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
74264 Members
42 Forums
153613 Topics
2251371 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Worth buying a new digital piano as a controller?
by slickvguy
04/20/14 05:49 PM
Video clip for classical music?
by Nikolas
04/20/14 05:43 PM
Home speakers for RD700NX: need help!
by PoleStar
04/20/14 05:32 PM
stuff fell through the Kawai K8 fallboard, into the piano
by akita
04/20/14 03:12 PM
How did YOU get started on software pianos?
by doremi
04/20/14 03:02 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission