How Old is my Erard Piano?

Erard made his first square pianos in Paris, France, in 1777. Erard history after 1914 is one of decline. Not only did the company feel the effect of two world wars and the Great Depression, but German and American pianos are also presented a new ideal in piano making. Another great French maker, Pleyel, joined this consortium in 1961. In 1971 the Schimmel Company acquired the rights to the Erard name, together with Gaveau and Pleyel.

Dates and serial numbers when the pianos were manufactured   

1800 1640
1810 3805
1820 5200
1830 9000
1840 15000
1850 22000
1860 32000
1870 43000
1880 53000
1890 63000
1900 80000
1910 97500
1920 108000
1930 120000
1940 126200
1950 128300
1960 131815
1970 133129
1980 135600
1988 136260