Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/J.W.m. Shaw & Co.

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Brent T wrote at 2012-11-29 14:59:38
The piano was not made "in the late 1800's to the very early 1900's." According to the Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition, page 329, it was made between 1923 and 1928 with 1923's serial number starting with 12725, and 1928's with 18535. What on earth did all of the other technicians look in!? This edition has been out since 2008!



And on the piano having no monetary value, that's only a matter of opinion. Yes the piano wasn't from a well known brand, yes the company barely survived three decades, yes this brand is hard to come by and barely anyone knows anything about them. But that all doesn't necessarily mean they are junk and worthless! Many small companies have built wonderful high quality pianos, but they just couldn't make a name for themselves for one reason or another, probably too much competition at the time, not like today for sure!



Here's another thing. After a simple Google search, I found a little blog about this Canadian manufacturer:

http://rootstoots.blogspot.com/2012/06/jw-shaw-co.html

Granted it's in French, so you'll have to translate the page in the browser which Chrome automatically asks of you. Yes this blog may have been written not long ago, but it's called Google  people. A simple search can sometimes yield millions of results, or just those few that you happen to need...


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I am a Registered/tested member of the Piano Technicians Guild (RPT) with 49 years of experience in all phases and levels of the acoustic piano. I will answer any questions regarding acoustic pianos only. All questions and answers are to remain public. Please to not include sensitive material! If they are marked private, I will change them to public. My answers may be of assistance to others. If privacy is an issue, please contact me through my web site: http://www.onestipiano.com Electronic keyboards, organs, and player/reproducing piano mechanisms are outside of my expertise. Anything to do with: Construction, Service, Tuning, Climate Control Systems, Piano Disc, Purchasing, Selling, Insurance Appraisal, Rebuilding, Repairs, Legal issues, Maintenance, Environmental issues, Finish issues with acoustic pianos. My full resume can be found at: http://onestipiano.com/pages/history.html You can like us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/onestipianoservice

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In business since 1964, Extensive Rebuilding/Repair/Service facility. A certified, tested, member of the Piano Technicians Guild, Member of the Technical Advisory Service to Attorneys. Have performed piano service on Concert Stage, Recording Studios, and in the home. Http://www.onestipiano.com. The shop's work comes from all over the world from private clients or other techncians.

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The Piano Technicians Guild, Master Piano Technicians of America, Technical Advisory Service to Attorneys. (TASA), IAPBT. The Piano Technicians Guild is the only organization in the US that offers a certification test to become Registered. There are no "factory authorized techncians".

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The Piano Technicians Journal

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Attented Temple University, Drexel University, Philadelphia Community college all in the areas of engineering and Music. I taught a two semester course in Piano Technology and the related acoustical physics at Temple University. I have taught extensively for the Piano Technicians Guild and the Master Piano Technicians of America.

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Service Award for the Rose Tree Media School District in Pennsylvania. Chapter Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild.

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