Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Behning & Sons Piano questions


Clegs wrote at 2015-06-24 13:36:18
The company was founded in 1861, and piano serial numbers start at 1 and go up sequentially. Therefore, a serial number in the 30,000s being 1861 is not possible. I would suggest a date closer to 1910. I have a Behning with a serial # of 28236 that is dated right around 1900. The best place to get piano ages from is a book ncalled the Pierce Piano Atlas. The author has made it his full-time business to research piano ages and compile all the info on every brand he can find, including serial number registrys and their asociated age.  

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