Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Hobart M. Cable Co, Piano

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We received an upright piano for our family to practice on. It is in good condition and playable. We were wondering when it was made. Inside the top cover it says Hobart M. Cable Co. Chicago and there is a number stamped- 5021.
Any information would be greatly appreciated, as my children and I are curious about the history of this piano.
Shell

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Hello Shelly!  There is a great deal of information regarding your piano on the internet.  The websites listed below should very helpful:

http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/findage.htm
http://www.croftonpiano.com/piano_age.html
http://www.pianoworld.com/howold.htm
http://www.pianofinders.com/services/brandnameresearch.htm#C
http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm
http://www.concertpitchpiano.com/PianoAgeForm.html

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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