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Troubridge Piano
Troubridge Piano  

Troubridge Piano
Troubridge Piano  
I inherited a Troubridge Piano from my grandmother. The story is her mother bought it back in 1930-something. On the front of the piano it has Crawbridge Piano Co. Boston, and on the inside it has Troubridge Piano Co. Boston Mass. Before my grandmother passed away she claimed it was over 100 years old. It has beautiful scroll work and almost pineapple pedestal front legs, it is an upright of course. Can you help me find with any more info about this piano, and maybe an estimated value?
Thank you for your time and help.

Hi Leslie:

Trowbridge Piano Company (I believe what you perceive as a U is a fancy W) was started in 1888 in Franklin, Massachusetts. The factory was in Wakefield, a suburb of Boston.

The pianos started in 1895 with a serial number of 1xxx, and stopped in 1917 at serial number 14xxx.

If you open the lid and look around inside with flashlight in hand, you will probably find the serial number stamped on the steep plate somewhere around the tuning pins.

If you get that number to me, we can date it accurately to the year.

Trowbirdge also made other named pianos like Edward and Florence.

Later the Trowbridge was produced by the "Trowbridge" department of Henry F. Miller Company which was controlled by the Continental Piano Company of Boston.

Let me know how you do.

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