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I have an Upright Grand Piano that has the Gerhard logo and says Chicago on the front panel. The keys are ivory over wood. The finish has been damaged by someone painting on it in colors for the keys and flowers on the front panel... mostly faded off now. Otherwise is is in pretty good shape. Needs tuning badly but all the keys work, some are chipped. It has a molded in mark on the harp that says Materials and Workmanship Fully Warranted and the serial number under that is 82444. The pedals work also.
Do you have any idea what the age and estimated value might be?
Thank you,
Myra Bowling

Hi Myra:

The Gerhard piano company of Chicago had a short life. The company failed in 1922 leaving behind to records of serial numbers relating to dates of manufacture. This happened to hundreds of smaller manufacturers.

I very good condition, your piano might be worth up to 150.00.

The date, without records is of course prior to 1922.

I hope that helped.

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