Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Cable Co. Wellington piano

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We just acquired a vertical Wellington piano made by the Cable Co. of Chicago.  The serial number is 152166.  The friend who gave it to us claims it was made in 1911.  We have not been able to confirm that thus far.  What do you think?  Also, what is the best source for this type of information?

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Hello Julie!  Thank you for the question.  Two very helpful websites are as follows:

http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm
http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/yourc.html

In 1911, Cable's number series started at 155000.  Therefore your piano would likely have been made one year earlier in 1910.

Kind regards,

Thomas Britanyak  

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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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