Antique Pianos/Packard piano


Carolyn Ricketts wrote at 2013-10-27 05:05:46
My Packard piano has a stenciled serial number of 95 836. There is a space between 95 and 836. Does the 95 indicate the year 1895? If not, why is there a space? There is also a carved number 9806 on the top of the front panel. I'm wondering the age of the piano. Thank you.

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