Sunday, 2 November 2014

Eavestaff Serial Nos.


Year
Serial No.
Year
Serial No.
1950
135000
1967
185905
1953
141000
1968
196405
1954
150000
1969
187005
1955
161000
1970
187905
1956
166200
1971
140001
1957
169500
1972
147961
1958
172700
1973
148201
1959
174560
1974
152801
1960
176130
1975
166801
1961
177925
1976
171901
1962
180005
1977
176701
1963
181405
1978
40001
1964
182705
1979
40501
1965
183805
1980
41001
1966
185255


These serial numbers can be used only as a reference point.
An Exact date does not make a material difference to an assessment of a piano - a year or so out 120 years ago really is neither here more there.

The idea that 100% accuracy for all piano makers over a century ago is an interesting thought - but considering that all record keeping would be hand-written and kept in large ledger books, inaccuracies are likely. These records will be as reliable as the clerks whose job it was to keep them. The digital age of barcodes and scanned labels was still in the realm of science fiction. So we have to be content with our best guess numbers.

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