How Old is my Knabe Piano?

          Despite the takeover and the formation of the Knabe Brothers Company, Knabe continued to sell their pianos and by 1916 production had reached 3,000 pianos a year. The American Piano Company became part of the Aeolian Corporation in 1932, and continued to produce upright and grand pianos until Aeolian’s collapse in 1985, when the Knabe name, equipment, patterns, and unfinished pianos were all sold to Sohmer & Co. Today the Young Chang company produces pianos bearing the Wm. Knabe name in its Korean factory and KB Knabe in its Chinese plant.

Dates and serial numbers when the pianos were manufactured

1855 5900
1860 7400
1870 13000
1880 20000
1890 33000
1900 47000
1910 68000
1920 88000
1930 107300
1940 124000
1950 144620
1960 162750
1970 179259
1980 194164

By admin on October 11, 2012 · Posted in Piano Age