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I have an upright piano that has a logo "Klein Piano Co." and "New York."  The serial number is 172089.  

On the metal board where the patent numbers are is also the slogan "Warranted for life."  There are two pedals.

Is there any way to determine the age of this piano?  Thank you.

Hi Cherie:

Unfortunately, the Klein company of New York was small and short lived. They made pianos under half dozen names: Marth Washington, Roth, Strathy, none of which kept records of their serial numbers under any of the names.

By the looks of the piano, I'm thinking 1930's or 40's

And to be quite frank, sometimes small "manuactureres" (retailers) bought pianos from larger manufacturers, who would put the any name on the plate as long as you purchased so many units.

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