Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/piano value


   I have a Cable Midget Upright piano  ser #281622 and I cannot find a mfg date on it.  Do u know what year it was built?
Janice D

ANSWER: Hi Janice:

Your piano was made by Aeolian in 1928.

By now, the value is all but gone.

However, in really great condition and viable, you can think in the neighborhood of 150.00 to 250.00 USD

...hope that helped!

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QUESTION: yes, it's helpful.  but who is Aeolian?   I thought it was the Cable Piano Company of Chicago and St Charles.
Thank you,
Janice D

Hi again...

You are correct!

However, Aeolian was a company that bought up many other names.

Cable was one of them.

Aeolian had two factories, one in Memphis and on in East Rochester NY.

Most of Aeolians purchases were made after the great depression when lots of manufacturers couldn't survive.

Beside the Cable company, there was Hobart M. Cable and Cable-Nelson...all family.

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