Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Lowery Piano


QUESTION: My son has a Lowery Piano that he needs to sell and we know nothing about. He found a number on the back which is #101375 but we were not sure this is serial number for it. It is in great condition, one small scratch on bench only. Can you give me information regarding age and price it would be worth? I could send a picture if that would help in any way. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


This was a company started by CMI in 1963 when they bought Story and Clark. The numbers are the same as Story and Clark after 1969 but your number doesn't fit as CMI kept no records.

In this case, a picture of the outside and the inside is the way to go.

When you take a picture of the inside, open the lid and remove that front board. I need to see the configuration of the action.

Get back to me whenever you get those shots.

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QUESTION: Here are the pictures, hope this helps.

Hi Cathy:

The pictures I need are of the outside (a shot of the front of the piano showing the whole thing) and the inside workings (the moving parts)

I see the serial number, but as I said the manufacturer kept no records, and the bottom of the inside of the piano showing the bass bridge and strings.

Let's try this, can you give me the height of the piano from the floor.

This will give me a clue to its configuration.

And, those pictures would surely help.

I'll wait to hear from you.

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