Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Clemons & Crane piano #2301


Hello. I wanted to say that when I saw the number of the clemons & crane piano I was like... woa!  The one after yours is sitting in my dad's basement.  The piano was already there when we moved in back in 1995.  The piano is unturned, 2 o3 key don't work anymore. I am upset at myself because I wrote my name on it long ago being clueless of how old was. Now my dad is tired of it and wanted to break it apart and throw it away. He is in short term disability right now and I wanted to ask if you got anything for the piano you mentioned? He would be very happy if I could get anything for the piano. Thanks! And sorry for the loooong message. It was interesting and fun.

Hi Yolanda:

I'm a bit confused so help me out here.

"The one after yours is sitting in my dad's basement"...I'm not sure to what you are referring...please refresh my memory.

Are you looking to sell the piano?

It would be very helpful if you could take some pictures and send them along.

Your piano was made in Chicago. It was among the first out of this company and made in 1895.

At that age, all of the value is all but gone I'm afraid.

The last pianos out of this company were made in 1907.

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