help identify a piano

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  1. Marijona

    Marijona New Member

    Hello, i am very new to all this but my family has owned this piano for a while. We cannot find the date on it, so if anyone has any tips on where, please go ahead and help. Plus I guess this is the creators signature, so it would help of anyone has any idea of around which timeline it was created?

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!'s German !
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  3. Marijona

    Marijona New Member

    i dont even know how it ended up in Soviet Russia
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  4. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    Open it up to see the iron frame. You didn't say if it was a grand or an upright - its easier to open up with a grand. There is usually information cast into the frame that identifies it.
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  5. Marijona

    Marijona New Member

    Thank you! It is an upright, sorry I completely forgot about that. But yeah, i will look the next time im home
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    didn't the Soviets invade Germany a long time ago........and carry off booty ????
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They did, and this one is from Dresden, which was occupied by the Soviets after WWII, but German pianos were also exported.;)
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  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    And we don't even know how old this one it may be. :rolleyes:
  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!


    just this.....and it ain't looking newer........;);):happy:
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  10. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I'm not suggesting that it's newer, but I can't even tell what letters are missing. It could be a lot older than your "invasion and booty" comment assumes. Just saying.
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I would guess pre-WWII at least, probably quite a few decades earlier, but we haven't seen much of it yet, so nothing definite.
    As for booty, I would rather drag off something less heavy and made of precious metal, but that's just me.
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  12. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    :D:D:D:D:D:D Me too!
  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    What piano? I don't see no piano.

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  14. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    All I can find under "Seidel & Naumann Dresden" is typewriters. I wonder if they made pianos for a short time? This description about the company was taken from a book on typewriters. Possibly would put the piano somewhere between 1868-1930 or later. Not sure how long the company remained in business.

    From a book describing the "Erika" typewriter: The typewriter was manufactured in the 1930's by the German company Seidel & Naumann. The company was founded in 1868 by Karl Robert Bruno Naumann. In 1869 Emil Seidel invested into the company after which it became Seidel & Naumann.
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I never suggested that you suggested what you say I think you suggested....
    & from a photo of nothing....I could only propose that it may have found it's way via...the booty route..
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  16. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    Typewriters and I found sewing machines...but no pianos?
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  17. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    Siedel & Naumann was a prolific German manufacturer. They made almost anything mechanical.

    Sewing machines, typewriters...I think, even bicycles.

    Stuff like that wasn't unusual in Germany in those days.

    I have a Wertheim sewing machine from 1910. Wertheim also made pianos.
  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Might I suggest....uhm...:confused: .... ok, let's wait for a photo of the piano.:D
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  19. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

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  20. Marijona

    Marijona New Member

    Could not find the date inside the piano.. any guesses? Maybe there’s some other place?

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