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Greetings! So I have a piano I am looking to sell. I have been online frequently looking for information but have come to a road block. So, I have a piano from WP Hines/ winters co. It also says it is alumitone behind the strings. Also it has a serial number in two areas that match #266960. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I will also attach photos.

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Hi Curt:

Your piano was made by the Winter Company in 1950.

It "appears" to be a spinet which is mostly what Winter made with that name.

A "spinet" piano is one where the action is below the level of the back of the key.

The "console" piano is one where the action sits atop the back of the keys.

If it is indeed a spinet and it is in serviceable condition, you can start the asking around 900.00 and see where it goes from there.

I hope that helped.

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