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Dating chickering and son piano

Yet nothing could stop the juggernaut that was Chickering. The company gets its name from Jonas Chickering, son of a New Hampshire blacksmith. Chickering arrived in Boston in 1818 to pursue his trade and by 1823 he had partnered with James Stewart.

Chickering & Sons Piano Company was always a two-person operation. Chickering was the house piano at Ford’s Theater the night President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

The instrument continued from Germany to France and England with innovations added to its design.

By the early nineteenth century, the American builders were refining it, so by the end of that century, we have most all the workings of a modern piano, completing today’s version of the instrument.

Grand and baby grand pianos will have their serial numbers on or under the plate, directly behind the music desk (stand), or sometimes on a soundboard label in the middle of the piano under the strings. Combined they made a great and powerful contribution to the art of music, for each of the great instruments they produced will continue providing magnificent music for generations to come. Tremaine’s father had built a successful small business making and cranked table-top-sized mechanical organs, a very popular item in homes in the late 1800’s.