Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Kinzie Piano

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i'm currently looking into having my grandmother's piano shipped to me from my cousin who lives in Chicago..i live in Texas.  he ended up with the piano after our grandmother passed a few years back.  we only have a name and the dimensions.  it's an upright Kinzie with Chicago written underneath Kinzie.  we do not know how old the piano is, except we both remember it as little kids and we are now in our 50's.  any information you can provide about an older, upright Kinzie piano will be greatly appreciated.  thank you!

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Hi Denise:

ok...

I have no listing for that name and here is probably why:

Many times a retailer would purchase generic pianos from a manufacturer and have their own name affixed...slick!

I would take off the front panel and the lower knee board and see if you can come up with any other markings, especially the serial number and anything in the cast of the steel plate.

Don't be afraid to get in there with a flashlight.

If you can get me some pictures, that would be great.

Let's see what we can figure out!

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