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Topic: Need Help Dating Heintzman & Co Upright with Serial Number 33934  (Read 395 times)

Offline larrya

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Thanks for help with this.  Here are two pictures:

Offline frodo3

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I am guessing that you did not have any luck with search engines.  I live in USA and did a quick search using google to come up with following link:

https://www.feurich.com/en/information-contact/serial-number-check

Your serial number shows production year 1900.  The only problem - they spell Heintzman with 2 N's.  I'm guessing that your piano was made in 1900 and the spelling Heintzmann is a typo??  Not sure.

Attached is PDF of search result in case you are unable to access this site. 
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Offline frodo3

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I decided to take another quick look here.  I don't think your piano was made in 1900.  Sorry about that.  :-[

Here is link giving some history about Heintzman & Co. Ltd.
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/heintzman-co-ltd-emc

The following appears in this article:

"Heintzman & Co. Ltd. Piano manufacturing and retailing business based in Toronto 1866-1978 and relocated in Hanover, Ont, 1978-86 under the amended name Heintzman Ltd."

LATER, several pages down:
"It is reasonable to assume that the serial numbers of Heintzman pianos began at 1000. A few benchmark numbers follow:
1867 .......... 1150
1870 .......... 1400
1880 .......... 2310
1890 .......... 7510
1900 ......... 15,700
1910 ......... 35,600
1920 ......... 61,700
1930 ......... 83,200
1940 ......... 86,300
1950 ......... 93,060"

So I would guess that 33,934 serial number would date around 1909 since 35,600 dates to 1910 according to this article.

Sorry I can't help more.  Maybe others can help.  Good luck dating your piano!  :)


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P.S. - I think the link in my original post gives years truncated to the decade:
Example:
Serial number 15,700 gives year 1900. -  Serial number 35,599 also gives year 1900.
Serial number 35,600 gives year 1910.
So it looks like 1909 should be pretty close to the year your piano was made..

Offline larrya

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Thank you very much for your help!
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