How Old is my Pleyel Piano?

   In 1934 Pleyel acquired the firm of  Antoine Bord. In 1961, facing financial difficulties, the firm merged with the combined firms of Erard and Gaveau. This conglomerate was acquired in 1971 by the Shimmel Company, which produce a small number of Pleyel pianos each year. Then in 1994, the Rameau company bought the names of Pleyel and Gaveau, and two years later Pleyel took control once more, opening a state-of-the-art production and R&D unit in Ales in the South of France, where they continue to make superb pianos faithful to the Pleyel tradition.

Dates and serial numbers when the pianos were manufactured

1810 760
1820 2100
1836 5010
1843 10000
1854 2000
1861 30000
1870 47500
1880 77500
1890 100000
1900 122500
1910 149000
1920 168850
1930 188000
1940 197314
1950 202000
1960 206545
1970 210700
1980 227800
1990 241000
2000 261800