Canadian Piano Serial Numbers List

Hi, to anyone who has a Canadian built piano this site has the list of all the serial numbers and dates that coincide. I am so glad I have had a chance to help out a few other people in my quest. Hopefully this has made several people a lot happier, and eased the minds, as well as help their souls to soar as they realize just how old their beloved pianos actually are. Mine is 1903!!!!

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Broccoli.

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8 years ago #2
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8 years ago #3
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I copied this from the website I found.

Below as a list of piano serial numbers for the big names in the Canadian Piano industry. This list has been compiled from several sources and is only a partial listing of the 200 piano makers that existed in Canada.

There is also a web site link to the United States piano serial numbers. Yet this to is only a partial listing.

For a more complete listing or for a specific serial number contact your local piano technician or email us a <email> or contact the ultimate piano serial number <email>

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7 years ago #4
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😄

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7 years ago #5
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This site

http://www.mbi-communications.com/Piano_Numbers.htm

is no longer a valid link.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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7 years ago #6
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Hi there

May I ask for your help,you seem to have a good handle on Canadian made pianos. I have what I believe is a piano made in Montreal circa 1920 -Seneral & ****? It has been completely restored,sounds like a baby grand. But I just moved from Toronto to Edmonton and have no room for it. I need to find it a good home. Any information that you can share would be so much appreciated.

Thanks

Ray

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Hmm, I can't seem to find that maker. Are you sure that's the name of the manufacturer?

Is that what is on the soundboard? Also, if we could have the serial number it would be of great help.

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7 years ago #8
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Hello Ms Broccoli 😃

It is a Seneral Quidoz. I found a number but I am not sure if it is the serial number - 18605. I had thought that it was manufactured in Montreal. It is a beautiful instrument and I wantit to go to a good home.

Thank you.

Kindst regards,

Ray(z)

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That looks about right for a serial number.

We have someone here with a book, so a date could be possible soon. If not, I have someone I could refer you to.

We'll see what we can do here for you. Our guy is great.

Best wishes,
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7 years ago #10
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Dearest Ms 'B'

Thank you for your efforts. They are much apprecated!

Ray

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7 years ago #11
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Hi Rayz,

I contacted the member with tons of knowledge, Silverwoodpianos, and he sent me this.

"Senecal and Quidoz
Quidoz Piano Co at St. Thèrése-de-Blainville est. 1897 originally known as Sénecal et Quidoz.
Principals were Joseph Sénécal and Georges Quidoz. The former had learn this trade at Thomas F.g.Foisy’s( Canadian Piano Co.) during the 1890,s and later with Lesage.
1920’s Quidoz offered 9 models for purchase. The name Gerhard was used 55-57 the company survived until 66"

With the name correction it'll make it a lot easier to find out information on your piano.

I'll see if I can send him over to give you a date for that serial number. I'd never heard of that company before, so I'll be looking them up for more information. If I find any links I'll be sure to pass them on.

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Here is a link for you.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0002907

No dates, but I'll see if Silverwoodpianos has one for you.

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Hi again,

I heard back regarding a date, and Silverwoodpianos gave this:

Well the Quidoz listings do not provide any numbers even in the Pierce Piano Atlas. It is a safe bet for 5 digit serial in Canadian instruments that it would be after the WW1 but before 1930.
Someone will have to pull the action to find the date possibly...... you can also get close some times by looking at the cabinet style.

Sorry we can't find any number for you. Try his suggestions if you feel they are worth it. Its sad all the records aren't available.

Best wishes,
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7 years ago #14
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Hello Ms. "B"

You were so very kind to have delved into my query as you did! Thank you. The links will help me to at least corral the approximate date.

My kindest regards, dear youn lady.

Ray

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Aww, thanks. If you do find anything regarding dates, we'd love if you could send us any links to them. It's always frustrating when we can't give the whole answer, but I'm glad we had some information to give you. I also learned about a piano company I hadn't heard of before.

In the meantime I hope you have success in discovering the age of your piano. I wish we could have done more.

If we do come across anything, I'll be sure to repost and let you know.

TTYL, and be sure post anytime you have any more questions Rayz. We'll see if we can help you out again.

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7 years ago #16
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so if the serial numbers 21000 started in 1914,I have a straube upright cabinet serial number 11552,what do u figure its value.the tuning board has a date of 1878.there is a name of CW LINDSAY MONTREAL QUEBEC CANADA WITH A DATE OF 1904.CAN U HELP ME OUT

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Hi playitbear,

It was built in 1905.

Regarding valuation of your piano. http://www.mypianofriends.com/what-is-my-piano-worth-225344.html

Best wishes,
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6 years ago #18
Degs
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Hi there I just picked up a Mason Risch piano, as far as I know the serial number is 2117 the number appears above the strings and doesn't look like it's missing numbers, is this a serial number? If so what year would that be? I've looked for 3 days now with no luck

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6 years ago #19
Melonie
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I too am having a really hard time finding anything out about a piano I aquired from my Grandmother. The serial number is 1896 and it is a Leader. The only other print is TORONTO E WINNIPEG. I can not even find that manufacturer name anywhere....any thoughts?

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6 years ago #20
thassel
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i got a piano ginen to me ...Ennis and sons SN 84900...it was dismantled to get it out af a basement...do you no the vintage of this piano and would you know where i could get a schematic of the construction as there are many pieces..
regards

ted

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6 years ago #21
Rielle
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Hi there, I have noticed that there is no information regarding my piano, an old school room piano from 1954.

It was made by The Alberta Piano Co, Ltd in Calgary, AB, and I cant find a single thing about it, or the company on the internet.

It has ivory keys and such, and am slightly curious about the value. I would never dream about selling it, as it has been in my family since the 60's, but would love to know more...can you help me with my venture?

There is a number inside on the certificate, 4056. I am not sure if that is the serial number...?

Any help you can provide would be fantastic!

Thank you soo much!

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6 years ago #22
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this piano could be made by anyone and sold by albert piano co. probably out of biz. a lot of stencil piano were make in quantity for dealer house brand etc.

nothing much in the way of quality and if you like it and it suits you, then keep it. If you really want to know about read the attached PDF file on the condition report page. Have you tuner tune yearly and fill out the doc, then you will know what condition the piano is really in.

If it does not tune to standard pitch, then it is of not much use as a musical instrument. This is why you should have you tuner check all, then you will know what is so, and if it requires work.

Good luck

Anthony

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6 years ago #23
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Hi there,

I've been given a Lesage piano and bench and I'm wondering where I can find any information on it, like the year it was made? It has the numbers 62676 stamped on it.

Just wondering if anyone can help?

Many thanks!

Jeanette

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1977 date of buld. anthony

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hi melonie...i think u may find your piano was sold by T. Eaton and company in Canada...they sold pianos under the names Lyra Leader and Lieder....somewhere i ran into old catalogues of Eatons on <email> /details/eatons191300eatouoft.........good luck.....ross

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6 years ago #26
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Thanks, Anthony. Just wondering if there is any information out there on the older Lesage pianos, like mine (1977). I'm going to get some work done on it, like tuning I guess and then I'm going to learn to play it. It used to be in a school. It has a 10 year guarantee stamped on the inside of it. Do you know if this would be considered a good piano?

Thanks,

Jeanette

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Jeanette: yes....er ah no ah...but....maybe ...well
you see how hard it is to answer these questions. Good condition is a term that can mean anything from: it will just play ok to playing top notch.

If you like it and the tuner tells you that it will hold tune and at A=440hz (this is where piano are designed for the best tone). If it will tune to standard pitch, all the notes work and you dont' have to call it names when you try to play, then it could be a good practice piano.

Piano are good for one thing...playing..or I suppose for displaying photos or objects but really for music.

So find out the scoop on this piano so you will know. The quickest and best way is to have the tuner take the condition chart and follow through all of the check list with comments and notes. Then you will know just what the situation really is an if it is worth putting any amount of money into it.

some times yes....some times NO. let your tuner technician give you some advise. Most all tuner are honest and really don't won't to work up business just to be doing that. Most tuner are craftsmen that look at a piano and will give a fair evaluation...even if they don't care for a particular brand or model.

print the page from the pdf file and have it ready when he comes. he could charge you a bit more to inspect all of this, but it is worth it.

goood luuuuck.. and let me hear how it goes.

anthony

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6 years ago #28
Nels
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Hi, we own a sherlock manning serial number 235557 wentworth. any idea as to the value and age?

cheers

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6 years ago #29
melonie
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Thanks Ross....I will into that. Cheers!

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5 years ago #30
Basil
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A really good source for looking up serial numbers is Michel's Piano Atlas which you can find online in the Hathi Trust Digital Library at < <email> /cgi/pt?view=1up;size=100;id=uc1.%24b768267;page=root;seq=1;54;orient=0;70;80;80>

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