Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Weaver Serial # Location

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Hi. My mother has had a Weaver baby grand piano in our living room ever since I can remember. Sadly she passed and the piano is going to hopefully move on to a family friend. My sister and I have yet to come across the documentation from original purchase but at the very least I figured I could obtain year and model from the serial number. Problem is we can't seem to find it anywhere. I've been under it and through it and can't find the darn thing. Looking for someone who may know for sure where it should be to determine if a previous owner somehow covered it through attempted restoration or if we're just missing the obvious. Attaching a picture so maybe you can help us. Thank you.

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Hello Cameron,  Usually, a piano's serial number is not intentionally hidden, so knowing the extent you have gone to to find the number, I suspect the serial number has indeed been painted over.  We have occasionally been able to find a serial number by first cleaning the surfaces, and with a bright light view the relief of the numbers lying beneath the top coat of paint. However, if the numbers were drawn on with ink, there will be no visible relief.  Hopefully, one of the following websites will provide you with the information you desire regarding your piano:

http://www.pianofinders.com/services/brandnameresearch.htm
 
http://www.pianoexchange.com/history_form.html

http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm

http://www.ptg.org/  (check under "resources"  

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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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