Dating chickering and son piano
The building was situated on the north-west corner (not north-east contrary to some sources) of Fifth Avenue and West Eighteenth Street, and was the venue for Oscar Wilde's first lecture in America.
5) Printed on one the keys - behind the nameboard, inside the piano (newer or imported pianos).
On December 1, 1852, a massive fire destroyed Chickering's piano factory located at 336 Washington Street in Boston. The walls of the building collapsed, and set adjoining structures on fire.
A new factory was built in 1853-54 at 791 Tremont Street in Boston. Jonas Chickering made several major contributions to the development of piano technology, most notably by introducing a one-piece, cast-iron plate to support the greater string tension of larger grand pianos.
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Here are the TOP FIVE places to locate the serial number of your BABY GRAND or GRAND piano: (See this link for a detailed picture of where to look) Note: You may have to remove the (1) music desk first and then (2) gently clean out any dust from your piano's plate [using a soft dry cloth vacuum hose] before these numbers can be found. Located on the right, this acts as a 'bridge' to the 'beams' of the cast iron plate.