My mother is giving me her Lindeman and Sons baby grand pian...

My mother is giving me her Lindeman and Sons baby grand piano # 155592. The piano has been restored and is in excellent condition. I read the basic information about the company online and am curious about my particular serial number. What year was my piano made in? Do you have any other information about my particular piano?

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6 years ago #2
C. Anthony
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your piano was built in 1930. Has been restored? do you mean that it has been refinished, restrung and new pins, new damperfelts, new keytops and bushings, new hammers and regulation of the actions back to standards when new? All new?! Amazing. why?

If you did all that to a lindeman?, a 1930 piano... glory be, you must have spent about $5-$6K. and a "baby" grand at that. what would you say, about 5'1"? Did you measure it? Would be good to know because the value may be about $2500 +/-, IF you did all of the work above. Other than that...well never mind.

For $6000 you could pick up a baldwin, knabe, chickering, 😧 kawai or yamaha grand in the size 5'3" up to about 5'10" in probably 1975-1985 or so.

Or did you do this because it was a family piece that you wanted to conserve? That is usually the situation on these.

Well if you are happy I am happy for you.

Regards,

Anthony

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6 years ago #3
Catherine Todd
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Anthony,
You are rather pompous. Not that I have to explain myself to you, but for your information, the piano belonged to my uncle who traded it with my mother for an upright piano that she owned. I am not an accomplished musician, but my three siblings and I all learned to play on that piano. I know that my parents did not pay 5-6 grand to have the piano restored, because they would not have been able to afford that much. I just turned 49 years old, so the restoration occurred at least 40 years ago. I do remember that a traveling piano tuner came by periodically to maintain the old piano. He always told my mother that the piano had a nice sound. A young lady who is now a music professor at Mississippi College told my mother the same thing. My son would like to learn to play the piano. His primary instrument is the trumpet in the Jr. High band. A baby grand is the largest piano that will fit in my modest living room. Since, the cost of moving the piano from my mother's home to my home is $935, I think that is a good price for a $2,500 piano. Thank you for your information.
Catherine

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6 years ago #4
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I try to get people to tell about their stories...sometimes with a little push. thanks... it is always interesting about old pianos and their lives intertwined with people. I have seen many through families and children and music and the whole process. so thanks for sharing. great story. read my profile...see into the person... regards, anthony

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5 years ago #5
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The kind lady's response should have started your a pompous ****. You can tell just by your photo.

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5 years ago #6
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sometimes it is good to make an issue. it gets the blood going...just like you...you had to make a comment on a year old comment...so...?? anything else?

there are little grooves in peoples lives that we all live in and become more and more of what you are, resulting in a situation where one builds a fortress around what you already know that you know.

sometimes it is good to throw some leavening in the certainties that we all seem to function in to make life some what easier...however, if a person only wishes to know what they already know, there is no movement...just stasis.

These I call, dogmatic slumbers. There is nothing like a breath of fresh air here and there...even if is disquiets you...at least you are thinking a bit out of the confines of the box.

Clarification is the only way you reach to the hard truths. One can live in a dream or live in an environment that is conducive to examination.

You could have said a lot of things...pomposity is better than blurred vision. Should you really know me you would find a different persona that appears in a post. However, I do have different persona's for a good reason. Challenge is the way to accuracy. How I behave is sort of like rain falling. It may or may not rain today.

So...rock and roll a bit. a post is a post, and not meant to be the crack of doom!...but just a small challenge like a bump on the road. Get it? (should not have said that..to much pomposity).

Never did get an answer to the restoration issue. but did say that if she was happy, then i am happy also.

Read my profile and that should shed some light on the subject.

Anthony

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3 years ago #7
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If being honest means you are being pompous, well then she and he would have a point. BUT HONEST DOES NOT EQUATE TO POMPOUS. People are wanting free info. You take your time to give it. Seems RUDE OF THEM to reply to you as they did. You are doing people a FAVOR. Your attitude towards the treatment they gave you was admirable. Hopefully they read it and had your wise words to ponder.

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3 years ago #8
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Wow! I can't believe this little story is still circulating. Let me fill you in on the rest of the story. I chose to have my mother's piano moved to my house. I made a mistake in my original description of the piano. It is a parlor grand, not a baby grand.

My son began taking piano lessons on the piano. He is now a junior in high school. He has turned out to be a remarkable musician. He not only learned to play the piano, but also composes. He composes piano pieces, as well as, whole orchestrated pieces. He plans on majoring in composition in college. My son is currently taking a piano technician's course. His goal is to some day rebuild his childhood piano. We now also own an upright Kawai, since he needed both an upright and a grand for his technician's course. He has taken the piano apart and discovered that although the piano is not a priceless antique, the action and build of the piano is obviously handcrafted and truly unique. Therefore, the only way in determining the piano's value is to spend some time exploring its voice and feel.

A guild certified piano technician, specializing in old pianos keeps our piano maintained. The last time he worked on our piano, he removed a key action and discovered my dad's signature, along with a date and the name of the piano, probably from one of the times that my parents had the piano repaired. My dad has passed away, so seeing his signature was special to me.

No hard feelings. Your original assessment of my piano was accurate. However, keeping the piano, rather than buying a new one was the right decision for my family.

Sincerely,
Catherine Todd

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3 years ago #9
James
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My friend offered to give me this piano for free. He said it works but is out of tune.

I was wondering what it's worth is, considering it could be about 900 bucks or so to move it.

Best to you.

James...
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2 years ago #10
Josh
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How much is a lindeman piano for the lindeman piano Co. Cincinnati, Ohio serial number 20306 worth it a upright piano

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