Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Lowrey piano


QUESTION: Here is the picture of the front of the piano. It is missin the two legs in front that I plan on replacing. Can you please help me find out the year of this piano and some more information. The number is agian 5215


The number 5212 is more than likely a "furniture" or case number.

The actual serial number would be 5 or more likely 6 digits long.

This piano looks like early 1960's spinet style (drop action) type.

Remember, Lowrey was started by CMI in 1963.

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QUESTION: I am sorry I meant to say the number is 52151.

Hi Kyle:

My take on this:

Lowery was started in 1963 by C.M.I.

the first series started with 349000 and went to 541000 in 1978.

I'm guessing a number is covered up!

If the first number is missing, your guess is as good as mine from 1963 to 1978. However by the looks of the case...I'll stay closer to 1963.

If it's the last number, then we are around 1975 and that piano lookes older!!!

After 1969, Lowery pianos were numbered in succession with Stroy and Clark as C.M.I. owned them also.

However, Story and Clark in 1969 starts with 435XXX.

So...I'm sticking with early 1960's and there is a "cover up" afoot!

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