Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Bremen Piano


I have a Bremen Piano that I received from a family member that has been in the family for a while.  I want to know more info. about it (How old, where built, console or not, value but not looking to sell it).  It has the number of 17052 on the back and the number 28 appears on the inside of the piano also. It is 38 and a half inches from top to bottom, 57 and a half inches wide and 24 and 1/4 inchesfrom front to back.  Any info you can help me with would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Hi Bo:

You piano was made in Frankly Park, ILL by the Gulbransen company in 1954.

The size of the piano points toward "spinet" rather than console. However that piano designation has less to do with the height than the action configuration.

Spinet, or drop action piano have the action mechanism extending below the rear of the key, and console action sit atop the back of the key.

If you have trouble determining this...open the lid, take off the frong, and take a picture and scoot that along to me. I'll tell you which it is.

Loooking forward to hearing more on the Bremen saga.

I hope that helped!

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